Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Episode 418

Just another moment of early modern Italian literature finding its way into the TV world (check out the quote before the article). It's a good thing I read this before I took my orals: instead of just discussing Machiavelli's divorcing of politics from ethics and his promotion of the verità effettiva over the idealized utopian model, I'll now be able to add that he was the first person ever to outwit, outplay, and outlast.

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