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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Friday, December 27, 2002
A NEW BLOG IS BORN: Jeff Silver, a good friend (and intellectual sparring partner) of mine from law school, has started a blog. Jeff's a passionate civil libertarian and dyed-in-the-wool Democrat who is also very hawkish when it comes to war on terrorists. I for one will be very interested to see how he threads the needle.

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