I was reading Paul Strathern’s The Medici, a lively history of the Italian Renaissance. I was turning the pages at a steady clip when my speedy reading came to a dead stop with the author’s take on a familiar character.
“Machiavelli sought a remedy. If Italy was to become great again … it needed a leader who was willing to be utterly ruthless, and who would not shrink from adopting the most extreme measures.”
Glen Janney, Miami
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