|Niccolo Machiavelli needs to be embraced by conservatives as the genius he was, not some sort of pariah.|
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The supreme concern aside from matters of oaths to God, for a great leader is maintaining power. Trump seemed to have that as a sort-of afterthought, not the main event. He was apparently either lured or walked eyes wide open into that mine field, which was a political blunder of great magnitude.
It is one of the biggest misconceptions of literature/history that Machiavelli was a fascist. He was a strong proponent of authentic Republicanism (his greater work was not the Prince, it was an observation/analysis of the wonderfully advanced Roman Republic). Machiavelli was the supreme realist.
If ever we needed a realist in politics on the conservative side, it is now.
Modified by LateForLunch at Fri, Jan 08, 2021, 09:25:05
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