Machiavellianism

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Ma·chi·a·vel·li·an·ism

 (măk′ē-ə-vĕl′ē-ə-nĭz′əm) also Ma·chi·a·vel·lism (-vĕl′ĭz′əm)
n.
The political doctrine of Machiavelli, which denies the relevance of morality in political affairs and holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing and maintaining political power.

Machiavellianism

1. the principles of government set forth in The Prince by Machiavelli, in which political expediency is exalted above morality and the use of er aft and deceit to maintain authority or to effectuate policy is recommended. Also Machiavellism.
2. activity characterized by subtle cunning, duplicity, or bad faith. — Machiavellian, n., adj.
See also: Politics
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Noun1.Machiavellianism - the political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic governmentMachiavellianism - the political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government
autocracy - a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
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The inspiration of a possibly unconscious Machiavellism! Either she was afraid of having a sister-in-law to look after during the husband's long absences; or dreaded the more or less distant eventuality of her brother being persuaded to leave the sea, the friendly refuge of his unhappy youth, and to settle on shore, bringing to her very door this undesirable, this embarrassing connection.
Nehruvian biases, Patel and Menon's Machiavellism, the Kashmiri uprising, Radcliffe Award, the divided riparian, accession of Bikaner, Tibet, the Ceasefire Line, the Line of Control, the terrorism bogey and now Article 370.
Trumpism has outstripped Machiavellism. And unlike the false sophistry of previous administrations particularly that of Clinton and Obama, Trump's buffoonery is blatantly associated with visible layers of arrogance, deceit, corruption and disdain.
Marx, Steven (1995), "Moses and Machiavellism", Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 65, num.
Her previous publications include Gandhi Against Machiavellism: Non-Violence in Politics.
He accused Modi of narcissism, which he described as both self- love to an exaggerated extent and insecurity, as well as Machiavellism, which meant that he exploited events to his benefit.
Machiavellism: the doctrine of raison d'etat and its place in modern history.
Machiavellism. This is why we were not like Russia and China concerning art.
The Sadism, Machiavellism, and calculating character applied once to the Soviet villains is still valid for some recent evildoers coming from the former USSR or areas influenced by it.
(12) Society for Leopardi is characterized by its Machiavellism. In the Zibaldone he states: "Veramente e perfettamente compassionevoli, non si possono trovare fra gli uomini" (4287,1; 23 July 1827).
Social traditionalism concerning gender roles and political Machiavellism allied against the right of female self- determination.
The American presidency is one product of this moderating of Machiavellism: a single prince, as commander in chief and master strategist, but tamed by a legislative branch sharing the war power, a Senate sharing many foreign affairs powers, and a requirement to be elected to a fixed term (not to mention threat of impeachment).