To a quite unwreckable Lie,
To a most impeccable Lie!
To a water-tight, fire-proof, angle-iron, sunk-hinge, time-lock, steel-faced Lie!
Not a private hansom Lie,
But a pair-and-brougham Lie,
Not a little-place-at-Tooting, but a country-house-with-shooting
And a ring-fence-deer-park Lie.

Jun 092016

One becomes known as a liar by lying badly.

Mar 312016

To persuade a man, convince him not that the idea is sound but that it is his own.

Feb 082016

Arguable, adj.   What one is unwilling to argue about.

Jan 272016

Great rewards await those who supply the rich and powerful with reasons for whatever they were going to do in the first place.

Jan 112016

Rhetoric, n.  An argument that one is unwilling to believe and unable to refute. Cf. sophistry.

Dec 152015

Perspective, n. In argument: A diversionary tactic.

Dec 092015

We never find ourselves explaining that we don’t care about the opinions of others to the others whose opinions we don’t care about.

Nov 112015

Lying, like the manufacture of arms, is driven by demand.

Nov 032015

The mark of envy is not harsh criticism, but tepid praise.

Oct 162015

To discover the most appalling ignorance of science one need only canvass its most vociferous defenders.