Linear or one-dimensional thinking considers the object thought of from only one narrow perspective, thus failing to discern its essence because most things, like coins, can be looked and understood from at least two, usually more, dimensions.
"This is the time when things which till then had been communicated but never exchanged; given but never sold; acquired but never bought -- virtue, love, conviction, knowledge, conscience, etc. -- when everything, in short, passed into commerce. It is the time of great corruption, of universal venality...." Karl Marx, The Poverty of Philosophy, 1845.
The use of the word "victory" fifteen times in President Bush's brief address in Annapolis, Maryland on November 30th was due to the influence of his NSC special advisor "Dr. Weaver," a scientist whose research on public opinion about the Iraq War has established that Americans will support such a war with mounting casualties on condition they believe it will ultimately succeed.