"I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use -- silence, exile, and cunning." -- James Joyce
This Raises the Question of Begging the Question
I like the answer as to how to use the phrase "beg the question," given in point number four: don't. You lose whether you use it in the traditional or the newly popular meaning. And there are better phrases to choose for either meaning.