trump got lots of applause tonight, though I sometimes wondered whether anyone was actually listening.
In the first place, just about every word he said had been said eleventy seven times this week by others. 366 more words
From Niccolo Machiavelli’s letter to the magnificent Lorenzo de Medici in presenting his The Prince:
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Nor I hope will it be considered presumptuous for a man of low and humble status to dare discuss and lay down the law about how princes should rule; because, just as men who are sketching the landscape put themselves down in the plain to study the nature of mountains and the highlands, and to study the low-lying land they put themselves high on the mountains, so, to comprehend fully the nature of the people, one must be a prince, and to comprehend fully the nature of princes one must be an ordinary citizen.