How Machiavellian

Today marks the birthday of Niccolo Machiavelli, father of modern political science. Renowned for his embrace of pragmatic morality as well as his defense of republicanism, he will be forever remembered for The Prince, his guide to practical leadership. History Channel explains how he was more than just a political cynic.


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  1. Interesting! I read “The Prince” a few years ago, and while I don’t recall every detail, I do remember thinking that it described, in places pretty accurately, a state of political affairs that still occurs today in one form or another. I didn’t think it was all that far off the mark. Some thing never change! We visited Florence recently and toured the Palazzo Medici Riccardi – neat to see this family’s surroundings.

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