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The Machiavellian way to do things

The word “Machiavellian” is named after Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, the Italian philosopher who was friends with Leonardo da Vinci. In 1513, Machiavelli dedicated a leaflet called The Prince to the ruling Medici family of Florence in an effort to gain their favor. It was meant to express the Medici’s goals and argued that […]

04/29/2010. Category: politics. Tags: , ~ Comment on this post