by J.D. Roth
Errol Morris is a brilliant film-maker, but did you know he’s just as good with essays?
Nothing is so obvious that it’s obvious. When someone says that something is obvious, it seems almost certain that it is anything but obvious – even to them. The use of the word “obvious” indicates the absence of a logical argument — an attempt to convince the reader by asserting the truth of something by saying it a little louder.
Long and involved, but worth it…
[The New York Times: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?]
Updated: 30 September 2007