By the same token
"...one needs to look at least reasonably like he knows what he is talking about."
You've criticized Nin for not having the proper credentials to reflect on war (as if it lacks an innate human aspect). She lacks credibility because she was not a "warrior."
But you also criticize Nin for not being poetic, and you dismiss any deeper meaning in her "simple idea."
So, perhaps you would care to share your credentials in poetry, in order to look at least reasonably like you know what you are talking about.