Per Machiavelli it's best to be loved, but if you can't be loved, then being feared also works.
Machiavelli would not recommend cowardly and idiotic methods. He warned that the worst for the ruler is to be despised.
Do you think that Kennedy gained much by trying to poison Castro?
posted on 11/24/2006 5:59:23 PM PST
by A. Pole
("Victorious warriors win first & then go to war,while defeated warriors go to war &then seek to win")
To: A. Pole
Machiavelli would not recommend cowardly and idiotic methods.
Well, no. But if it had looked like an accident, then...well...it would have looked like an accident, if you know what I mean.
You could be right. The Russians could always play chess.
posted on 11/24/2006 6:06:01 PM PST
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