The Prince


Any American, or indeed human, who wants to understand modern political thought needs to read and understand the book, the Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli.  Without it, you’re understanding of politics is limited and weak. This article is his, I will let him take over here.

Enjoy.

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Viddy of the day:  Machiavelli: The Prince. 1/5.  A great viddy from a  great show that is no longer on television, great books.  Enjoy.

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Many have imagined republics and principalities which have never been seen or known to exist in reality; for how we live is so far removed from how we ought to live, that he who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather bring about his own ruin than his preservation.

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

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Pic of the day:  Niccolo Machiavelli

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It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.

Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

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A short post on a long night for me.  I am tired and need sleep.

That’s it from here, America.  G’night.

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