Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Looking at The Prince by Machiavelli


I listened to the audio book of 'The Prince.'  Machiavelli seems to be a neutral observer of how politics was practiced in his native Italy, and through the history in books he'd read.  There is evidence that the negative connotations ascribed to Machiavelli's work comes from Elizabethan English writers.  The devious methods many emphasize tin Machiavelli's work is a way to demonize the Catholic opponents of the English ruling class.  How Machiavellian.  

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