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
THE INSANE BEARDED NEW ZEALANDER AND THE HOLLYWOOD SLEAZE: To anyone who's grateful that the Lord of the Rings movies were made as well as they were, this story of the Hollywood wheeling that (just barely) led to them is almost as harrowing as Frodo's journey. Thanks to Michael Jennings for telling it. And to Samizdata for linking it.

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