Ed Driscoll

TURNING THE TABLES: Samizdata.net looks

TURNING THE TABLES: Samizdata.net looks at self-defense against would-be carjackers. I love this paragraph–but read the whole thing:

When a propagandist tells you that you shouldn’t rely on anecdotes and that it’s a more complicated issue, that means that the people he’s arguing against are winning the anecdote war and have succeeded in simplifying the issue in a way that he doesn’t like. He’s trying to complicate it by adding his argument to the one that is winning.

Exactly. And hopefully Samizdata can turn a few tables of their own in England.

UPDATE: On a related note, check out 74-year-old J.C. Adams, an extremely brave Georgia convenience store owner.