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The Prince

The PrinceIf you are like me, you probably had heard of Niccolo Machiavelli and probably assumed as I did that he was some type of cold hearted tyrant who ruled with an iron fist.  I was surprised to find out that he was actually what can be described in today’s terms a middle management civil servant.  Machiavelli never seemed to weild any real power and his fortunes depended upon the rulers that he was associated with.