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Practical Advice To Leaders From Machiavelli's Discourses

In the work usually just known as the Discourses, Machiavelli uses as springboard the history of Rome as provided by Livy. From Livy’s history, Machiavelli thinks he can discern several eternal truths about society, government, and politics. 1,801 more words

Law & Government

Book Review: Derail this Train Wreck by Daniel Forbes

What Forbes is after is not easily achieved: he seeks to portray both a society in crisis and the life of a person who, in crisis himself, still strives to draw public attention to the social crisis in hopes of saving, if not himself, at least that society. 703 more words

Arts & Literature

Amtrak Train Crash - America's Broken Contract!

So many – especially on the right side of the U.S. political spectrum reference our Founders in an effort to justify this or that action … Even the legal, including a few Supreme Court Justices, experts call themselves “ 555 more words


Some Brief Comments Upon Cicero's Style

After reading two works of Cicero’s, In Defense of Caelius and First Speech Against Catiline, I come away ambivalent about the great orator. He’s got the gift of gab to be sure, but he can also be a bit of a windbag. 429 more words