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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Thursday, March 11, 2004
Every Breath You Take

Indomitable soul, cold turkey sushi addict, and former cotenant of mine in the Book Review Office at Michigan Law Review, Rosemary Quigley, is guest diarist on Slate this week. She recently (on my birthday, in fact) had a double lung transplant. Go, and read, and marvel at her spirit, and at the miracle of modern medicine. You will never take breathing for granted again.

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