Why do we not go all-out to create and listen to our Machiavellis
, Sun Tzus or even MacArthurs?
Russian military thought has its own Machiavellis
, Clausewitzs, and Jominis, who have been shaping the Russian way of war for the last two centuries--Genrikh Leer, Aleksandr Mikhnevich, Aleksandr Svechin, Evgeny Messner, and Makhmut Gareev, just to name a few.
As noted by Maravall, he also follows Machiavellis
Prince, devoting an entire chapter to the relationship between monarchs and ministers.
We now know who are the trapos, elitists, clowns, tacticians, strategists, or potential Machiavellis
40) I have not found a passage in Machiavellis
works resembling this turn of phrase.
And while it is true, for instance, that she gives us no Iago, no Edmund the Bastard, no Richard III, she did something more subtle: she created villains who are not Renaissance Machiavellis
so much as they are simply weak human beings--rather ordinary gentlemen who are too selfish, too lacking in reflection, in imagination, and in what Austen calls "principles" to negotiate the choices that life offers them.
Auden here condemns the masses who root their beliefs in a self-serving politics of emotion, and the demagogues (those "New Machiavellis
flying through the air") who mobilize the tenuous trope of "the people" in order to coast to victory on a platform of "metaphysical despair"; but he also implicitly critiques his own earlier investment in love as an inexorable binding force.
1972), "Castruccio Castracani: Machiavellis
Archetypal Prince", Italica, vol.
New Modes and Orders: A Study of the Discourses on Livy.
But Sena leaders were not the only latter-day Machiavellis
running loose in Maharashtra.
On the contrary, we became more clever Machiavellis
, and we have consequently had to fight at great odds for the causes of mahatmas all over the world.
Policy differences and personal rivalries led to bitter bureaucratic battles between the Pentagon and the White House, especially between Laird and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, which Van Atta treats as a contest between "dueling Machiavellis