TALK & OPINIONS BY SILVIO CANTO JR.

We discuss politics, sports and a few extras!

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)

leave a comment »

maxresdefault1

We remember Niccolò Machiavelli, who was born on this day in 1469 in Florence.   He was a diplomat and later tortured by his opponents.

“The Prince” is one of the most consequential books of all time:    

Though it was initially a dark period for his career, Machiavelli’s time away from politics gave him the opportunity to read Roman history and to write political treatises, most notably The Prince. The main theme of this short work about monarchal rule and survival is man’s capacity for determining his own destiny in opposition to the power of fate, which has been interpreted as the political philosophy that one may resort to any means in order to establish and preserve total authority. The work has been regarded as a handbook for politicians on the use of ruthless, self-serving cunning, and inspired the term “Machiavellian.” While many believe that the book’s title character, “the prince,” was based upon the infamous Cesare Borgia, some scholars consider it a satire.

Advertisements

Written by scantojr

May 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Posted in US politics

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: