Talk:Niccolò Machiavelli

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Was the Prince satire?

likely, however a thorough study of his works (like 'Discourses on Livy') is necessary. I've not read far into them but at a first glance it seems to be that Machiavelli is as Machiavellian as Orwell is Orwellian. (talk) 22:38, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
it is more complex, one important aspect is Empiricism. The sort of behavior "advocated" in The Prince does not stem from Machiavelli's pure imagination, much of it describe real world politics from his observations as a Diplomat. At the time, some saw it as a subtle critique of the divine right of kings. It can also be taken as a guide to political pragmatism in general, even if not aiming for the sort of policies spelled out. (talk) 12:13, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

How can I get this article to gold?[edit]

How can I get this article to gold? Just for a personal sense of achievement (as I re-wrote the whole thing). Bronze is good, but gold is wayyy better Anim (Carfa) 14:32, 6 April 2017 (UTC)

I don't think Machiavelli (as a topic) can ever reach Gold on RW, due to missionality concerns. But don't worry — we'll keep working on it and make it into a brilliant Silver article one day. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 16:07, 6 April 2017 (UTC)