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.



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Sunday, May 01, 2005
 
"You wouldn't really legalize heroin, would you?"
Yes. Here's why. As usual, Jim does a great job of showing why what many assume to be an absurd, extreme libertarian position is merely a sensible cost-benefit analysis informed by principle.


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Yes, indeed he does, Chris. But is anyone listening? Most politicians would rather be boiled in oil than get caught acknowledging these arguments, let alone repeating them.
 
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