A Saintly Machiavel

Psychologically speaking, July of 2020 was several eons ago. This blog, born of my feeble attempts to make sense of a crumbling social order, had not yet been conceived. In the course of those feeble efforts, however, one memorable moment was my first encounter with the writings of Angelo Codevilla, whose The Covid Coup wasContinue reading “A Saintly Machiavel”

Two Princes

Machiavelli‚Äôs Prince is rife with recommendations that its presumably power-hungry readers employ treachery and violence to achieve their selfish ends. Amidst all the murder and mayhem, there is perhaps no more chilling passage than one in which Machiavelli explains what limits do (and do not) apply to such villainy. Cautioning princes not to render themselvesContinue reading “Two Princes”