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“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince    


James MacGregor Burns, a political scientist and historian, died last Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the age of ninety five.  He was the author of numerous books, but the one I remember is the two volume biography of FDR:  …

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Royal, Curial Robes: On The Sape, and Niccolo Machiavelli

I credit these insights into Niccolo Machiavelli to an Politics teacher who handed me a copy of The Prince last term. “You’ll love it,” He proclaimed. 704 more words

Politic sau apolitic?

În contextul politic actual, vedem tot mai mult cum această ştiinţă, care se ocupă cu studiul practicii de guvernare a unui stat şi care însumează toate manifestările grupurilor politice în vederea emancipării conceptelor proprii în lupta pentru supremaţie ideologică, se îndreaptă inevitabil către Ares.  418 more words


Doing Evil

Like the diabolical twists and turns on the descent to the dark recesses of The Grand Canyon, Machiavelli’s The Prince is a tour de force of pretzel logic exposing such strange insights into human nature that it completely upends the common understanding of the way things are. 286 more words

Social Technology

Summary of points so far

I’m kinda running out of material—I mean, I thought it’d be a good idea to emphasize certain points I’ve made so far in this silly thing I call my blog. 790 more words


Machiavelli and Steinbeck On Parenting

Machiavelli gives the following advice to prospective Princes:

“From this arises the following question: whether it is better to be loved than feared or the reverse.

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