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Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
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Overview Machiavelli: Life and Times Savonarola and the Bonfire of the Vanities Career in Florentine politics Letter to Vettori (1513) “Machiavellianism” The Prince Dedicatory Letter An economy of violence” Cruelty well-used and cruelty abused
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Machiavelli: Life and Times Savonarola and the Bonfire of the Vanities all armed prophets are victorious, and disarmed ones are crushed….This is what happened, in our own day, to Friar Girolamo Savonarola (Machiavelli, The Prince , ch. 6)
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Machiavelli: Life and Times Letter to Vettori (1513) [on Sakai] When evening comes, I go back home, and go to my study. On the threshold I take off my work clothes, covered in mud and filth, and put on the clothes an ambassador would wear. Decently dressed, I enter the ancient courts of rulers who have long since died. There I am warmly welcomed…. I am not ashamed to talk to them, and to ask them to
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