Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt - Win a Tokyoflash Watch of Your Choice!
Going on right now: Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #26. Win a Tokyoflash watch and neat stuff from the NeatoShop. It's fun and easy to play: Link

500 Years Ago Today, Machiavelli Finished Writing The Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli is most famous for The Prince, his seminal text on politics, war and statecraft. The Prince has educated many leaders, schemers and criminals for five centuries. In a December 10, 1513 letter, Machiavelli informed his friend Francesco Vettori that he had just completed his treatise.

It was assigned reading in one of my high school English classes. I’m glad that I read it. It’s a hard, realistic look at human behavior. The 284th Rule of Acquisition says, “Deep down, everyone's a Ferengi.” Machiavelli would have agreed. The Prince has endured because Machiavelli was right.

-via Althouse


Newest 2
Newest 2 Comments

Commenting is closed.





Check out Twaggies' first animated clip:

Grammar Nazi's Rock? Twaggies by twaggies
Email This Post to a Friend
"500 Years Ago Today, Machiavelli Finished Writing The Prince"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window