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"Smiling" face, "limed" soul- It can only be "Hamlet"s Claudius

The villain of the story- oh the dread, the fear, the dark scary-looking clothes; you can practically feel the evil radiating off them. They are manipulative, often dishonest and very much wicked, the kind of people you don’t tend to want to bump into on the streets, unless you like that sort of thing. 548 more words


A Critique on Alexander Moseley's description of Political Realism

This is the first result produced when googling Political Realism. A fairly straightforward description of Political Realism, it nonetheless contains some elements which are misleading, and a few that are untrue. 3,397 more words


some lines on risk (WIP)


most of us
are ineffectual creatures
content with drifting
with the tides, the winds
all but slaves
to the demi-goddess, Fortuna!

so says the Florentine… 248 more words


Was Machiavelli's 'The Prince' Satire?

If not the cornerstone of Political Realism, the Prince is doubtless the most public face of the philosophy. A forthright guide to the attainment and preservation of political power in renaissance Italy, Machiavelli’s signature work has garnered both criticism and praise since it was publicized. 2,258 more words


WWW- June 30th

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently, technically, reading three different books. 522 more words

Bridget Jones's Diary

Discourses on Livy: III.43-49


The end of Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy references the beginning, reminding the reader that a solid understanding of the past is necessary for action in the present and for an accurate prediction of the future: 888 more words

Nomocracy Blog

“A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savour of it.”

-Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince