You just might have scared the living daylights out of one timid guy who was easily impressed...I was on the point of saying this, but Schomberg's stare was intimidating."Vow it then, madame," cried the prince, furious at not intimidating his victim.The tone of the press there was intimidating, particularly toward Russia.Same goes for body language: stand up if they are sitting down, sit and lean backwards if they are standing up. Hold your head as still as possible - that'll creep them out.
However, the Sorbonne had not an intimidating repute for austerity.
It was, if I can phrase it like this, a matter of everything I hated versus everything I loved.
In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying, and intimidation.
To re-state the premise of the argument again: the theocratic head of a foreign despotism offers money in his own name in order to suborn the murder of a civilian citizen of another country, for the offense of writing a work of fiction. Bush, when asked to comment, could only say grudgingly that, as far as he could see, no American interests were involved…” ― Christopher Hitchens, tags: atheism, bastille, bullying, censorship, demagogy, dictatorship, enlightenment, fascism, fatwa, first-amendment, free-speech, friendship, george-hw-bush, hate, humor, individualism, intimidation, iran, irony, khomeini, literature, love, principles, religion, rushdie, satanic-verses, stupidity, theocracy, united-states, united-states-constitution, washington-post “He poked his finger into my chest again.
No more root-and-branch challenge to the values of the Enlightenment (on the bicentennial of the fall of the Bastille) or to the First Amendment to the Constitution, could be imagined. “Well, I have something to tell you: don’t let the sun set on you in this county, because…”I grabbed his wrist and yanked him forward, tripping him with my foot. “Listen well, because I won’t be repeating myself, you racist prick.