Tag Archives: argument

Is politics more like debate or war?

Sadly, the force of argument fails before the argument of force.

Assume nothing, argue everything.

Nothing is less obvious than the meaning of obvious.

Experience isn’t incontestable.

Were it incontestable, no argument would appeal to it.

Enlightenment reasoning.

The only way to defeat an argument is to present it in the strongest possible light.

Historical research.

“History shows…” almost everything, not one thing. So does “research.”

Why I don’t argue online.

Most of the arguments are click bait. The rest are arguments to win. 


There is no such thing as a thinker with nothing to prove.

“The West” is not trying to understand “the East.”

It is looking for an elsewhere to argue about what it believes it already knows.

Fascists are not here to argue.

The only argument left is whether they have arrived.

The difference comes down to authority.

9 out of 10 times my argument is rejected; 9 out of 10 times my assignment is accepted.