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Same for Niccolo Machiavelli - he was no fascist.
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Posted by: LateForLunch

03/05/2019, 12:06:38

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Machiavelli's greater works were about the old Roman Republic, one of the most advanced cultures of all time and by far the greatest democracy in the ancient world (aka The Discourses).

Machiavelli's The Prince which traced the habits,proclivities and atrocities of the Borgia Dynasty (in which Machiavelli himself was mired in his life) is largely regarded by scholars as a thinly-veiled satire about the dynamics of achieving/maintaining tyrannical control of a government/state. A warning or morality-tale so to speak.

People associate Machiavelli wrongly with tyranny, when in fact he was largely an advocate for Republicanism (Rule of Law/representative governance over rule by elitist oligarchy).






Modified by LateForLunch at Tue, Mar 05, 2019, 12:08:25


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