Monday, August 31, 2020

A quote from C. S. Lewis and contemporary political debate

 Probably people in political debate today are going to be saying and thinking this a lot, once stated by C. S. Lewis. "How many times does a man need to say something before he is safe from the accusation of having said exactly the opposite?"

Lewis goes on to say something few in political debate would ever say:
(I am not for a moment imputing dishonesty to Dr Pittenger; we all know too well how difficult it is to grasp or retain the substance of a hook one finds antipathetic.)

1 comment:

Hal said...

"How many times does a man need to say something before he is safe from the accusation of having said exactly the opposite?"

Don't know. However, it is easier when the one making the false accusations is a well-known liar. The myriad of Trump's lies put forth in his acceptance speech regarding Biden's positions don't appear to have had much of an impact on the polls.