Arthur: When you argue within the framework and using the terms selected by your opponent, you will always lose in the end. Even if you make a stronge
July 8, 2006

Arthur:

When you argue within the framework and using the terms selected by your opponent, you will always lose in the end. Even if you make a stronger case about one particular issue, your opponent still wins the larger battle -- because you have permitted the underlying assumptions and the general perspective to remain unchallenged. Here are recent examples I've analyzed in detail: One: The war in Iraq has been "bungled" and executed "incompetently."...read on

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