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Discourses on Livy: III.1-3


Even the briefest survey of history teaches us that all nations will eventually decline and fall. Everything in this life tends toward entropy and decay if it is not constantly being fed new energy and revitalized by outside forces. 1,559 more words

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On the occasion of Machiavelli's birthday

The following is my introduction to a symposium on Machiavelli and the Virtues of The Prince: 500 Years of Reception and Influence hosted by the School of Political Science and International Studies at The University of Queensland on 20-21 June 2013. 742 more words

History Of International Thought

Niccolò Machiavelli

It’s the birthday of the man who wrote, “A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise”: Niccolò Machiavelli (books by this author… 195 more words

The Ends Justify the Means

Niccolo Machiavelli born this date in 1469. His masterpiece, The Prince, contains some of the most influential political theory ever written. You can read it here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/ 1232


'If There Is No God, Everything Is Permitted'

For 48 years, under eight presidents, J. Edgar Hoover oversaw the Federal Bureau of Investigation, becoming famous for his dramatic campaigns to stop gangsters and organized crime. 1,065 more words


Stuck for a plot? Try reading Machiavelli.

“The Prince” by Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) is essential reading for ambitious politicians be they cabinet ministers or parish councillors.  It’s a sort of handbook for those who aspire to absolute power and is full of advice on how to obtain it and, more importantly, how to hang on to it! 800 more words

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