a few years ago a dear friend introduced me to a man named myles horton - not in person, just through american history.
anyway, mr horton has become a hero for me and this brilliant quote came to me via sojomail ( www.sojo.net )this morning.
If people have a position on something and you try to argue them into changing it, you're going to strengthen that position. If you want to change people's ideas, you shouldn't try to convince them intellectually. What you need to do is get them into a situation where they'll have to act on ideas, not argue about them.
- Myles Horton