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Movers and Shakers

Machiavelli’s Prince was written in the sixteenth century ostensibly as advice to the rulers of Florence — especially Lorenzo de Medici — about how to achieve and maintain power. 766 more words

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New Malibu AVA - Yes And No

There are many reasons I left the confines of Greater Los Angeles, not the least of which is its traffic, congestion and its multiple pollutions. Another is its Machiavellian politics. 582 more words


Realpolitik and Paint

Amidst the backstage politicking of a mediaeval state Machiavelli sat for an official portrait.  He was poised, serious.  “How do I appear?” he asked the painter, who craned around the easel. 111 more words

Creative Writing

On “The Prince” by Nicolo Machiavelli

Anyone interested in change should be interested in Machiavelli.

That many of the observations in The Prince have been cited by leaders with questionable methods in fields such as business and war means the 16th Century Italian adviser has a negative reputation. 786 more words


Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism...

Jordan walked into Black Hawk’s cell while Black Hawk sat reading a book on his bed. This was one of three times Jordan had been to his cell which was more than anyone other than his cell mate had entered. 1,099 more words

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