make manifest

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And if, as I said, it was necessary that the people of Israel should be captive so as to make manifest the ability of Moses; that the Persians should be oppressed by the Medes so as to discover the greatness of the soul of Cyrus; and that the Athenians should be dispersed to illustrate the capabilities of Theseus: then at the present time, in order to discover the virtue of an Italian spirit, it was necessary that Italy should be reduced to the extremity that she is now in, that she should be more enslaved than the Hebrews, more oppressed than the Persians, more scattered than the Athenians; without head, without order, beaten, despoiled, torn, overrun; and to have endured every kind of desolation.
To constrain their ability to dismiss a counter-plan, the speaker needs to design a message that pressures even reluctant auditors to give it serious consideration; a speaker can make manifest that a counter-plan is serious, for example, by making manifest that it is well thought out and takes into consideration auditors' interests.
A speaker can make norms determinate in any number of ways, including stating them in declarative sentences such as, "Claims ought to be supported by relevant evidence." The added value of "crying foul" strategies, or put differently a second core feature, is that they make manifest the badness of opponents' conduct.
The more speakers make manifest the badness of the tactic, the more risk they undertake, and the more need they have to make manifest the responsibility of their assessment of opponents' tactics.