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The Princes Guide to Turnbull’s First Term

On the 14th of September last year, Malcolm Turnbull put forward a spill motion against Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s leadership of the Liberal Party, following a significant downturn in his popularity. 1,175 more words


~~Trouble in Paradise~~

Over the last few days, I have been contacted about the dissolving relationship with Underhill and Sir David Morgan. Now, I had to question this because history tells me that they are thick as thieves (ironic because they are thieves).  158 more words


REVIEW: On Grand Strategy – John Lewis Gaddis (Penguin Press, 2018)

Books on strategy comprise a gargantuan field of popular reading.  The stuff of ancient conquests and military theory can certainly be interesting when handled by the right author, and it’s a pretty well-established meme to use military tactical and strategic advice as metaphors for deploying one’s skills in the business world.  1,270 more words


Two Further Thoughts on the Machiavelli Blog

These Two Thoughts are in reference to the 5/1/2018 post “Breaking Out of Machiavelli’s World.”

Political Morality, Risk, and Good Government

  • Safety and security always argue for wary distrust and expediency.
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Strategy vs. Tactics Part 2

Niccolo Machiavelli, author of “The Prince”

On following other’s paths:

“Men walking almost always in paths beaten by others, and following by imitation their deeds, are yet unable to keep entirely to the ways of others or attain to the power of those they imitate.  746 more words

Self Help

[Book Review] The Prince, a Terribly Misunderstood Treasure

If you don’t think you can entertain an idea without accepting it, you really should stop reading.

On the shelf this week is The Prince… 1,559 more words

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