Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

Stab back: cmnewman99-at-yahoo.com


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Tuesday, December 10, 2002
GRAZIE MILLE!: Italian reader Ilario Vige (whose post-mortem of the Social Forum I shared earlier) was kind enough to mail me a copy of Oriana's recent exclusive interview (!) in Panorama responding to her critics. No, I won't be posting a full translation. It's way too long, and anyway I'd be risking a visit from Oriana's real--pace Diane--daggerman. Or her publisher's. But I'll be sure to pass along the gist of what she said, and maybe a few juicy excerpts, strictly within the bounds of fair use.

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