Analects of the Core: Machiavelli on being feared

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.

– Niccolo Machiavelli, in Chapter XVII of The Prince.


NB: A pundit writing at Politics Daily criticized President Obama by pointing out his failure to adhere to Machiavelli’s advice in being feared and loved. Conclusion: what Machiavelli wrote 500 years ago still has relevance today, demonstrating the continuing value of a Core education!

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