As the doctors say of a wasting disease, to start with it is easy to cure but difficult to diagnose; after a time, unless it has been diagnosed and treated at the outset, it becomes easy to diagnose but difficult to cure. So it is in politics.

Great Ideas #5: The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli

  1. Background

  2. Machiavellian

  3. Advice

  4. Universality

  5. Loved or feared

  6. Conclusion