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Machiavelli Summed Up in 56 Well-Chosen Words

June 8, 2014 David Hurley 0

I am reading Then and Now by Somerset Maugham. On the first page Maugham deftly sums up Machiavelli’s thought in 56 well-chosen words: Machiavelli cherished the conviction that men are always the same and have the same passions, so that when circumstances are similar the same causes must lead to [Read more…]