publication date: Friday, October 20, 2006 (part of Round XXVIII)
clue: Politics were never princely again after this writer-philosopher blew the livy off the Italian Renaissance.
explanation: Renaissance writer Machiavelli is best known for his political works The Prince ("princely") and Discourses on Livy ("livy"). In the former, he suggested that a ruler should disregard morality and do everything possible to gain and keep control. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Tony Peters, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Chris McKinnon, Mihai Rusu, Jackie Mason, Todd Brotsch, Adrianne Rodgers, Kerry Odell, Joy Dunn, and Aaron Weiss
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