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[T]he prince must consider…how to avoid those things which make him hated or contemptible….It makes him contemptible to be considered fickle, frivolous, effeminate, mean-spirited, irresolute, from all of which a prince should guard himself as from a rock.
—Nicolo Machiavelli, The Prince
The infamous philosopher had a lot to say about why democracies fall.
“I’d like to teach them the way to hell, so they can steer clear of it.” 1,922 more words