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The Prince // Machiavelli

When a prince uses force, he acts like a beast. He must learn to act like two types of beasts: lions and foxes.

A fox is defenseless against wolves; a lion is defenseless against traps. 92 more words

Provoking Agency

Writing at the dawn of modernity, just before classical liberalism took hold, Machiavelli and Thomas More offered different roles for the philosopher. Machiavelli’s realpolitik embraced the chance to whisper in the King’s ear, plying his skills to make power more effective. 247 more words


The Unfortunate, The Good & The Powerful

“At 70, I have come to realize that people are still people and they would play out who they are.” –Bishop Okonkwo, Founder, TREM Church. 1,790 more words


Machiavellismin alkulähteille

Olen tehnyt havainnon meistä ihmisistä. Kylvämme säännöllisen epäsäännöllisesti sivistyssanoiksi kehuttuja ja haukuttuja käsitteitä. Ne ovat usein vakiintuneita termejä kuvaamassa, määrittelemässä ja aina välillä myös arvottamassa jotakin tilannetta tai ihmistä. 3,857 more words


Contentious politics: Hobbes, Machiavelli and corporate power

Sandra Field, Yale-NUS College

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. 1,526 more words


To Be Honest Machiavelli

To be honest Machiavelli

Spiral down
Then remember bossy
And do as told
No effect or effort
Laziness is crowned
Whilst cover picture
You’re too nice… 36 more words