Machiavellian

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  • of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended; "Machiavellian thinking"

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  • a follower of Machiavelli's principles

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Machiavellian'


  • Machiavellianism: "Machiavellian" as a word became very popular in the late 16th century in English, though "Machiavellianism" itself is first cited by the ...
  • Machiavellian (horse): Machiavellian (1987–2004) was an American-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and sire . In a racing career which lasted from August 1989 to ...
  • Machiavellian intelligence: In cognitive science and evolutionary psychology , Machiavellian intelligence (also known as political intelligence or social intelligence ...
  • The Machiavellian Moment: The Machiavellian Moment is a work of intellectual history by J. G. A. Pocock (Princeton University Press , 1975). It posits a ...

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  • 12 Intriguing Laws Of Business Power
    A number of my UC Santa Barbara entrepreneurial students have asked my opinion of Robert Greene's The 48 Laws Of Power, prompting me to check it out. Given the book's commercial success, I had high hopes. Sadly, I was disappointed by Greene's Machiavellian cynicism. When I later learned that Mr. Greeene [...] Read more on this news related to 'Machiavellian'
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    Family synod: Pope Francis' Machiavellian strategy -- The Vatican's synod on the family hasn't changed church doctrine. But it could slyly lay the groundwork for a major upheaval down the road. Read more on this news related to 'Machiavellian'
  • Film Review: In sickness and in health, 'Gone Girl' is delicious suburban noir
    The predominant image throughout David Fincher's films, from the uncovered horrors of "Se7en" to the Machiavellian manoeuvrings of "House of Cards," has been a flashlight beam cutting through the dark. Read more on this news related to 'Machiavellian'

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