Just saying how they didn’t and will never embrace all of your thinking. But you have changed some of their thinking, when they saw the benefit to themselves.
And I bet you have adopted some of theirs, as you got older, had kids.
Negotiations take time. People have to feel they are getting something.
Let’s take Kim. He has nukes to protect his already established prosperity and kingship. So appealing strictly to a ‘more affluent N Korea’ means very little. He already holds life and death of his populace, is too fat, and uses a toilet of gold.
Shapiro is smart and correct that there needs to be pre-negotiations. But he is relatively young and unlearned on 2 people negotiating. He and Ann Coulter are talking heads, not ministers of state, generals tasked with existential safety, or even the local salesman trying to gain business through win/win negotiation.
Now if we want to bomb them out of existence, then we can count the cost and just dictate to him. And Syria, and Iran, then China and Russia.