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Comment Re:It's good to be reminded (Score 1) 187

What Churchill says in his essay is hardly what I call intellectual. He's repeating the kind of stuff plenty of kids fathom out for themselves without any scholarly guidance.
Put it another way, if someone found an essay by Joe Unknown that said exactly the same thing, would they be astonished?

Comment Re:Begs the question (Score 1) 600

To be fair, "to beg the question" is a particulary stupid way in this day and age of saying "to reason in a circle".
And to be fair to both sides, "to beg" is a particularly stupid way of saying "to raise".
Beg someone for something -- food, mercy -- yeah sure. Beg a question for something -- no, I'm not that desperate.

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