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[Review] Machiavelli by Miles J. Unger

He is the most infamous and influential political writer of all time. His name has become synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power.  797 more words

Book Review


By Eugène de Savoie

In the 25th chapter of The Prince, Machiavelli outlines his view of the way human affairs are governed. Aside from acknowledging the role of fortune (read: fate) in the lives of men, Machiavelli introduces the concept of “virtù”, which represents a certain force – a certain vitality – that rules over that half of human destiny that is beyond the purview of fortune. 2,225 more words

Is Machiavelli alive and well in Silicon Valley?

Floundering might be the word which springs to mind as we look at the spectacle of poor Mark Zuckerberg trying to cope with – or, depending on your point of view, making excuses for – the failure of Facebook to protect us from predators of one kind or another. 1,580 more words

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Would You Kill For Power? A Machiavellian Thought - short story

I walk into the enormous great hall, bare footed, my hands clasped together in chains that I cannot break. No matter how hard I try. My gaze keeps at the floor which is textured with a hue of thousands of red roses spread across the hall. 672 more words