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The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
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Mar 09, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: warfare, philosophy, politics

OK, we read this in college to familiarize ourselves with the idea of "realpolitick." All I got from it was a big dirty flavor of fascism. But it's certainly interesting to read it for its historical significance and as a guide to the hows and wherefores of ruthless, merciless rule. It's this kind of stuff, though, that gets us Vietnam and Iraq and Gitmo, so no thanks.
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Javier The mexican government is asking for help because the Cartels are taking over. The Americans are thinking of sending money....would you send a copy of the book the the president of mexico? Its possible the cartels already have a copy.

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