Niccolo Machiavelli

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Noun1.Niccolo Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)Niccolo Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
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Politics was a kind of special "skill of the 'legislative prophets' pursued by Plato, Maimonides, Machievelli, Spinoza, and Leo Strauss" (xiju 3).
To appreciate the absurdity of the War on Terror in general, and such tragicomic episodes as the bombing of "Khorasan" in particular, one needs an encyclopedic knowledge not only of Islamic history and eschatology, but also a certain familiarity with the strategic thought of such intellectual heavyweights as Sun Tzu, Machievelli, Pere Ubu, Henry Kissinger, and Bugs Bunny.
"When Wendi said she wanted a kiddie, I said, 'we'll have a little prince.' Many people speak poorly about Niccolo Machievelli, but who can question his results?," says Rupert Murdoch.