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You can win your argument, but lose your point

Essay by Martha Quillen

Discourse – March 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine

THE WAY I SEE IT, arguments are weird and can sometimes get downright surreal. They seldom persuade anyone and almost never resolve anything.

By argument, though, I mean only the dictionary definition, “a discussion in which disagreement is expressed, a debate.” When an argument escalates to a dispute over who threw the first punch or a decibel level calculated to drive out the neighbors, I figure that’s an assault, and thereby an entirely different topic.