TTC Video – William R. Cook – Machiavelli In Context
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Mentioning the name Niccol Machiavelli can unleash a powerful response, even among people who have never read a word of his writings. Our language even has a word ”Machiavellian”that encapsulates the images those responses conjure up: An indistinct figure quietly making his way through the darkest corridors of power, hatching plots to play one rival against another. A cold-blooded political liar, ready to justify any duplicity undertaken in the name of a noble end that will ultimately justify the most malignant means. A coolly practical leader ”amoral at best” willing to do whatever is necessary in a world governed not by ideas of right or wrong, but by solutions dictated by realpolitik. But does the Machiavelli most of us think we know bear any resemblance to the Machiavelli who lived, pondered, and wrote?