Timo Laine’s Journal

Taking life philosophically.

Machiavelli everywhere

4 May 2014

It is true that Machiavelli has “jumped cultures” in a sense, to echo the latest entry in the BBC video series on political thinkers. He really is everywhere.

But then again, he always was. Before Xbox there was the board game. Before Tupac and Lil Wayne, it was Marlowe and Maurice Joly. Machiavelli the author is of course different from Machiavelli the cultural symbol, or actually the symbol is only one aspect of the author.


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