machiavelli machiavelli  /ˌmɑ ki ə ˈvɛ li/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)

News

  1. Southern rock and traditional country spawn The Twang Bangers

    Timed to twang in the tent outside Machiavelli’s in Bristol, Tenn., on June 14 and 15, Folk Soul Revival will headline a pair of shows that opens Friday night with This Mountain and The Whiskey Gentry
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bristol Herald Courier

  2. KYLE SCOTT: Rethinking virtue and politics

    Now that summer has begun, like many teachers, I've had time to reflect on what worked and what didn't in the previous academic year. I have decided never again to assign Niccolo Machiavelli's The Pri
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Magnolia Potpourri

Quotes

  1. In the opening paragraph, Alinsky wrote, "What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. 'The Prince' was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold on to power. 'Rules for...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Saul Alinsky Source: Sonoran News

  2. "Remember that nobody accepts randomness in his own success, only his failure," Taleb says, noting that "Machiavelli ascribed to luck at least a 50% role in life -- the rest was cunning and bravura."
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb Source: Winnipeg Sun

  3. "Good religion teaches men that politics is the most important enterprise in the eyes of God. Like Moses, Machiavelli wants the law of his state to be seen, and therefore obeyed, as divinely ordered," Ledeen wrote. "The combination of fear of...
    on Nov 17, 2005 By: Michael Ledeen Source: Lew Rockwell

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