My father designed a lot of guns.
There is a calculator in one hand and a telephone with a US representative or US senator in the other.
You walk into Rock Island Arsenal with the greatest gun design ever, and you will be greeted with, "So, what else is new?"
The way it works is, you receive an RFQ [request for quotation].
What does is all mean?
You can't sell your own idea of a gun.
You must design per what some mediocre bureaucrat defines.
And to win the proposal, it matters in which state you reside.
The word 'forum" does not mean "not criticizing books."
"Ad hominem fallacy" is not the same as point by point criticism of books. If you bought the book, and believe it all, it may FEEL like an ad hominem attack, but you might strive to accept other points of view may exist.
Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought?