Tag: Nicolo Machiavelli

Bob Filner & The Politics of Change

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Nicolo Machiavelli The Prince (1532) Since this column bears my name you may assume what you read in this space is indeed […]

Continue Reading

The Things That Seem & Those That Are

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

by George Mitrovich For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances As though they were reality, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are. • Nicolo Machiavelli, The 8th Institute This column first appeared in 2005. Since that putative debut I have expressed many opinions about […]

Continue Reading