Niccolo Machiavelli

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Machaivelli was an Italian statesmen and writer. He was born in Florence on May 3, 1469 and he died on June 22, 1527 at the age of 58. He is considered by many to be the father of modern politics. The Renaissance was a time of great intellectual activity and Machaivelli was one of the greatest political thinkers of that time. His thoughts on human nature are still the standard in political humor and everywhere else in politics. Machaivelli was …

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…the fact that when he expressed his opinions they were considered evil so in all reports from that time period he is portrayed as a villain. This villainous identity is still popular today even though his ideas were the framework of the modern government and he is required reading by anyone who would be a leader. It is a measure of how much he is misunderstood that to be called “Machaivellian” is to be insulted.