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Mistakes that Machiavelli would have avoided in the Arab world (By Yeghig Tashjian)


 The unrealistic and miscalculated strategic mistakes that some Gulf monarchs committed from 2003 till now are one of the main factors that lead to the fragmentation of some Arab countries and the weakening of their armies. 1,106 more words

Political Islam & Islamism

new order

“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. 44 more words


Machiavelli's House of Cards

This fall break, as I sat down late Saturday night to catch up on my newest Netflix obsession, House of Cards, I couldn’t help but think about my Poly-Sci 101 class back at school. 442 more words


Machiavellian Rule is Inherently Un-American

Allow me to preface this post by unequivocally stating that I believe Niccolò Machiavelli to be one of the most brilliant political theorists of all time as well as a master thinker on autonomy.   626 more words


And You Can Quote Me On That...

A book on American history I’m reading (Lies My Teacher Told Me) begins each chapter with a few quotes. One quote, attributed to William F. Buckley, Jr., caught my attention:  “History is the polemics of the victor.” That is a variant of a quote most of us are familiar with:  “History is written by the victors.” I wondered why the author did not use the “original” quote. 769 more words


I Hate Silicon Valley and You Should Too

Imagine a society with overt racism, sexism, and classism, no government regulations on corporations, and a push to colonize everything possible. Once long gone, support for this horrific conservative wet dream is experiencing a sweeping revival among  1,087 more words

Political Theory In The News

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Going back to the origin, when summaries aren't enough

As a student who studies both English and History higher level, I get to read a lot of books. The aim of reading all these books, be they novels, plays, or history texts, is to enable oneself to come to an opinion about the novel or historical event. 301 more words

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