This Niccolo Machiavelli Observation Describes The Human Condition Perfectly

Machiavelli was a great student of humanity.

Niccolo Machiavelli. That name has become associated with a certain style of politics. Immoral. Back-stabbing. Win at all costs.

Yet, this is a misconception of his life’s work. Machiavelli, the Florentine courtier and politician, was…



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Peter Burns

A curious polymath who wants to know how everything works. Blog: Renaissance Man Journal (