Lipton’s Journal/January 31, 1955/361

From Project Mailer

I am always inept at arguing when I feel myself in the presence of a powerful S mind. The reason is not so much cowardice as the preservation of S H. (Why did I write S?—is it because I am so social that I don’t really believe in H?) To attempt to deliver an H argument before it has developed is to ask oneself to relinquish the idea for years. Indeed, to enter an argument which one loses decisively is to encourage because one wishes to encourage a sociostatic advance.