Defusing and Defeating Sophistry

With references to Arthur Schopenhauer’s (1788–1860), 38 Stratagems are excerpts from “The Art of Controversy”, 1st translated into English and published in 1896.

If I agree with you, we’d both be wrong. — Anonymous

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. — Anonymous

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. — Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910))