Read the article and the quotes. For now, lets assume Machiavelli meant what he said, (We will discuss this Monday/Tuesday.) Find a current news story in which you find people acting in “Machiavellian” ways. Explain in writing how contemporary (current) people in power act in ways Machiavelli said would succeed.
For discussion on Monday/Tuesday:
We have not studied medieval political thought, but we have discussed the medieval way of thinking about the world. How does Machiavellis’s advice on politics clash with the medieval mindset?