What you should do, said Socrates, is to say a magic spell over him every day until you have charmed his fears away.
When ideas are manipulated for personal ends, for class or group interests, the name for this is sophistry.
Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
When a Benefit is wrongly conferred, the author of the Benefit may often be said to injure.
When two friends, like you and me, are in the mood to chat, we have to go about it in a gentler and more dialectical way. By 'more dialectical,' I mean not only that we give real responses, but that we base our responses solely on what the interlocutor admits that he himself knows.