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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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Wallasey Instead of using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, the Government should try listening to reason.
The author provides specific tactics to employ when the other party has more power, when they are not listening to reason, when they are lying and even when the reader's position is compromised and a reputation needs to be maintained.
This man was not listening to reason for a long time and could have done anything with those weapons.