Tag Archives: Machiavelli

Happy Birthday, Niccolò Machiavelli: “Fear and the absence of hatred may go well together.”

Niccolò Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy, May 3, 1469 We first had to read The Prince in high school. I remember it as drudgery. I read it again a couple years later, and the light dawned. It became especially … Continue reading

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2015 Books Read

Even I am impressed with how much I read this year. Along the course of the year, occasionally I’d think to myself, “Good job, Sheila, with your Self-Imposed Reading Plan!” I’ve read a lot of new novels (not really my … Continue reading

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The Books: “Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos” (Robert Kaplan)

History Bookshelf: Next book on this shelf is called Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos by Robert Kaplan. The main set-up of this book, while not original, is a really good read in Kaplan’s hands. Kaplan’s first book … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Prince” (Niccolo Machiavelli)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next book in my politics/philosophy section section: The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli. We first had to read this in high school. I remember it as drudgery. I flat out didn’t get it. I read … Continue reading

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