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Santa Croce church holds a special place in our hearts, one reason being its sheer proximity- it is a 2 minute walk straight down our street towards the Arno. 96 more words

Fiesolana 18r

House of Cards - romanticised politics or stark reality?

‘The road to power is paved with hypocrisy…and casualties’Frank Underwood.

Now that I am no longer living in the student bubble and no longer legally dodging tax, I’ve started to take an interest in the people or – to be more accurate – the… 413 more words

Film And TV Reviews

Machiavelli's Civil Religion

This review by Professor Cary Nederman of Professor Maurizio Viroli’s Redeeming the Prince: The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece is very interesting (h/t Matt Lister). I have not read Viroli’s book yet (saving it for the summer!), but his reading of Machiavelli–and in particular his interpretation of the famously perplexing Chapter 26 (“Exhortatio ad capessendam Italiam in liberatemque a barbaris vindicandam”)–makes a fine textualist case for a kind of civil religion in his work. 585 more words

Scholarship Roundup

The one that got away...

(You bump into an ex lover on Valentines’ day-the one you often call the “one that got away”. What happens?)

She saw him through the clear shop window. 670 more words

Fiction Writing

Politics have no relation to morals. – Niccolo Machiavelli

Artsy Fartsy

As promised, this weekend found me completely enveloped by the Florentine art museums. Although I am not much of an art connoisseur, my roommate is very knowledgeable so I went with her to spend Friday in the Uffizi Gallery. 520 more words

Management, Directors, Senior Sales and the difference

So this blog is quite serious. I intend to highlight the different between the above titles. I intend to do this because there are people out their with titles whom are punching well above their weight. 1,354 more words