Niccolo Machiavelli

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a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)


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On her latest outing Machiavelian Storm found plenty of trouble at Wolverhampton when trying to come from the rear before finishing a never-dangerous sixth.
Henry V and Octavius Caesar are the two ambiguous characters who share the sin of being cruel and machiavelian.
Rather than expressing the Machiavelian notion that the ends justify the means, "all's well that ends well" may remind us of good news: true repentance, graced by forgiveness, gives even those who start badly the opportunity to end well.
Pocock, The Machiavelian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976); Louis Hartz, The Liberal Tradition in America: An Interpretation of American Political Thought Since the Revolution (New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, 1955); and Garry wills, Explaining America: The Federalist (Garden city: Doubleday, 1978).
The first emphasizes the strategic dimension of ideology and represents the Machiavelian situation in which people consciously manipulate available forms of discourse from a presumed position of autonomy in order to rationalize a distribution of power and resources that favors their own group interests.