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

Prologue, The Jew of Malta, by Christopher Marlowe, written in 1589. Machiavelli died in 1527. You can see his posthumous reputation had ballooned, just 60 years after his death. Enter MACHIAVEL. MACHIAVEL. Albeit the world think Machiavel is dead, Yet … Continue reading

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2022 Books Read

Some re-reads this year, but a lot of new-to-me authors as well. New novels written by faves. Been a year of upheaval and transitions. I’ve managed to keep up my regular reading schedule. I just don’t feel right if I’m … 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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