Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Machiavellian thought

I believe it was in his The Closing of the American Mind that Allan Bloom pointed out the difference between prescriptive and descriptive political thinkers. Plato described largely what he thought ought to happen, while Machiavelli described what actually happens.

No expert, I yet have this Machiavellian thought:

If a group is not dominant, it is subservient. There is little middle ground.


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