It already is
"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." - Dr. Carl Sagan
When one nation is negotiating with another nation on issues you are considering you’re not is the streets like you suggest. One small team is negotiating with another. If there is no respect between the teams that have the power you are not going to get anywhere that works for us or them. You are suggesting that we negotiate in the streets, that doesn’t work in any situation.
I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. E.M. Forster
You are qualifying faith. You are writing that there is acceptable faith and unacceptable faith when it is judged by a rational thinking. Also, you are indicating that there is unacceptable faith when it is judged by rational thinking. However, by definition faith does not require rational thinking. In fact, when it comes to faith rational thinking is discouraged. You are saying there is acceptable faith and unacceptable faith. Many that have no faith may meet your requirements.
September 11th. An anniversary of what faith did to us when it is not rational.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
don't really understand the question
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.