It's a simple, honest logic that, increasingly, is the one that is being adopted by soft power networks the world over. Trident is a gateway issue for a new transnational politics that, if fostered, will give us the security we yearn for.
Children laughing. Parents yawning, scrambling desperately for that first cup of coffee. A city blinking away the remnants of dreams from its tired eyes - just another Monday morning. Then nothing. Silence.
Let us look at the four main points of contention leading some to vote "yes" for independence and others to vote "no." As you will see, both sides provide very strong arguments -- with expert backing -- and determining who is right can often be downright impossible.
As a business strategist and marketer, I have worked with lots of brands and advertising agencies to develop or prove claims - the messages that companies say about their products to get people to buy them.
Just as massive deficits forced the conservative UK government to cut deep into its military programs, the United States will soon have to choose: Update its force structure or cling to obsolete Cold War posture?
If I had told you a month ago that Gordon Brown would be dispatching naval warships to Spain and the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg would be identified as "the most popular leader since Churchill," you would have called for Nurse Ratched.