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  Fight of a Lifetime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The troop marched to the tree and tied Machiavellian to the tree with steel ropes (provided by the witches Holly and Hallie, bent and wrapped around Machiavellian and the tree by Heero).
Machiavellian’s body ached with pain like no other, he was nearly dead, but he gathered up the last of his energy and spat at Heero.
Machiavellian Adroitvitch, King of the World, was found dead in his room this morning by the room service maid at exactly 9:00 a.m.
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 Machiavellian intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In cognitive science and evolutionary psychology, Machiavellian Intelligence (Political Intelligence or Social Intelligence), is the capacity of an entity in successful political engagement with social group s.
The term refers to Niccolo Machiavelli 's The Prince (1513) and the hypothesis that the techniques which lead to certain kinds of political success within large social group s are also applicable within smaller groups, even within the family-unit.
One hypothesis is that they lack a " theory of mind " which is necessary for both cooperation and deceit.
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 Niccolò Machiavelli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He died in Florence in 1527 and his resting place is unknown as well as the tombs of his conspirators friends and family, however a symbolic tomb in his honor can be found at the Basilica di Santa Croce di Firenze.
Machiavellianism is the term some social and personality psychologists use to describe a person's tendency to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain.
Used to describe later works by other authors based on Machiavelli's writings—particularly The Prince—in which the authors stress the view that "The ends justify the means." These authors failed to include some of the more moderating themes found in Machiavelli's works and the name is now associated with the extreme view point.
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 English Stallion Machiavellian Euthanized - bloodhorse.com
Another Machiavellian son, Storming Home, was a two-time grade I turf winner in the U.S. Trained by Francois Boutin, Machiavellian raced as a homebred for Stavros Niarchos, having been bred by Niarchos' Flaxman Holdings Limited.
Machiavellian won all three of his 2-year-old starts, all French stakes, including the Prix Morny Agence Francaise (Fr-I) and Prix de la Salamandre (Fr-I), and was that country's champion juvenile male.
Machiavellian, who was produced from the Halo mare Coup de Folie, leaves his group I-winning son Best of The Bests at Dalham Hall.
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 Famous Italians - Machiavelli
Machiavellianism has come to represent corrupt, ambitious, totalitarian rule, where the ends justify the means.
The basic idea of The Discourses is the superiority of the democratic republic and the ultimate reliance of even the most despotic regimes on the mass consent of the people (Lerner 10).
The western view of Machiavellianism is one of power, ambition, and corruption.
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 International Catholic University: 27.11
Let us not be deceived, moreover, by the Machiavellian Sophistry: they say that justice and respect for moral values spell weakness and doom, and that strength is strong only if raised to the supreme standard of political existence.
Nay more: a supreme effort of all the energies of freedom, in their own spiritual realm, is needed to compensate for the momentary increase in physical strength that is given Machiavellian powers by their determination to use any means whatsoever.
The problem with Machiavellian power is that it cannot trust the diverse energies of the people but it must seek to manipulate them through deceit.
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 Machiavellian foreign policy
There have always been people who did things for themselves, against the dominant ideology, and when there were enough of them history had its splendid moments: a war was called to a halt, a tyrant was overthrown, an enslaved people won its freedom, the poor won a small victory.
A number of operatives of the CIA quit their jobs in the late sixties and early seventies and began to write and speak about the secret activities of the agency- for example, Victor Marchetti, Philip Agee, John Stockwell, Frank Snepp, and Ralph McGehee.
For the United States, as for others countries, Machiavellianism dominates foreign policy, but the courage of a small number of dissenters suggests the possibility that some day the larger public will no longer accept that kind of "realism." Machiavelli himself might have smiled imperiously at this suggestion, and said, "You're wasting your time.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Foreign_Policy/Machiavelli_ForPol.html   (7234 words)

 JPRI Occasional Paper No. 10
This Machiavellian science was reborn in the crises of the early twentieth century.
This history has an inescapable relevance to a consideration of Japanese bureaucratic attitudes, for the Machiavellian assumptions whose renewal the crisis years fostered are still part of mainstream economic ideology in Japan.
This is a largely unsuccessful attempt to immunize officials and citizens from applying Machiavellian assumptions about foreigners to themselves, while giving officials a weapon of verbal abuse to use against those who, because they are reluctant to give their assent to the "producer" economy, require the planners endlessly to make new plans.
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 MACHIAVELLIAN KINDNESS, Quick Term Papers, Term papers, 060321
In this essay, the character of Claudius from Hamlet is shown as a quintessential Machiavellian character.
Machiavellian's The Prince and Discourses on the First Decade of Livy, 2001.
The first is how Machiavellian argues and supports, in both "The Prince" and "The Discourses," the idea that the welfare of the people is the highest law by analyzing Machiavelli's doctrines and the second is what evidence there is in both works that Machiavelli's ideas were a product of Renaissance humanism.
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 The Quantum Manager vs. the Machiavellian Manager - The Demise of the Bureaucratic Management System
As the fierce, strong, intelligent, well-educated executive that the CEO or COO is and in the clever Machiavellian manner he clawed his way to the top, he is probably wondering why he is listening to this stuff at all.
The people with the marketing minds, have targeted the dissatisfied, but competent employee, but the companies they are enticing them to are not necessarily ready to fit the needs they are seeking.
This fact exists because most large organizations are run by Machiavellian individuals, who have the power to control the structure and direction and information flow within the organization, and they know how to do it well, or they wouldn't be where they are.
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 Thoroughbred Times: Today's News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Machiavellian retired to Dalham Hall Stud in 1991 after racing for his breeder, Stavros Niarchos, who bred the horse in Kentucky in the name of his Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
Machiavellian won four of seven races, including the Prix Morny (Fr-G1) at Deauville and Prix de la Salamandre at Longchamp as a two-year-old.
Machiavellian covered about 26 mares this year before Darley removed him from service, and 23 have been reported in foal.
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 Machiavellian Intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
many left-wing circles, isn’t that the tribunal is a Machiavellian ploy to...
Don't imagine them simply as Machiavellian manipulators of the rest of...
Instead of being stolid and logical, they are Machiavellian and Mandarin; instead...
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 Machiavellian Question Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Machiavellian Monkeys and Shakespearean Apes: The Question of Primate Language - National Zoo
The notion of animal language sparks furious debate within and between a wide variety of fields: psychology, biology, anthropology, and, as has been noted, philosophy.
The 1992 Survey According to the results of research made in 1992, on a national level, by the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) into the attitude of local authorities towards public art, it was...
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 Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground: Tips from the Machiavellian Lawyer
It is commonly thought that lawyers should be “civil” with one another, meaning they should concede ground to their opponents merely because as lawyers, they're all secretly in league with one another.
This strategy will insure that when you decide to part with the firm, you will be able to leave with the information you have so carefully collected, which will smooth your transition from employee to free agent in your chosen specialty of the law.
In his boastfulness, he is likely to talk too much, giving away insights into his legal reasoning and justifications for his legal strategies.
www.legalunderground.com /tips_from_the_machiavellian_lawyer   (1760 words)

 machiavellian - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Machiavellian Intelligence II: Extensions and Evaluations by W.C. McGrew WHITEN, ANDREW RICHARD W. BYRNE (eds...pounds55.00 (cloth), pounds19.95 (paper) It is rare that an edited volume has a sequel, yet this book is that for Machiavellian intelligence: social expertise and the evolution of intellect in monkeys, apes, and humans (Oxford University Press...
Machiavellian, one of Europes leading stallions and...to be Europes champion two-year-old, Machiavellian consistently sired high-class stakes...director of Dalham Hall Stud, said: "Machiavellian has been a super horse to have anything...
The Machiavellian colt is held in some regard and is still in the Derby as well as the St Jamess Palace Stakes and King Edward VII Stakes...
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 The New York Review of Books: MACHIAVELLIAN MOMENTS
I am supposed to have denied this by emphasizing his concern for agrarian values and his terror of a system of government based on the financing of a national debt.
In the last chapter of The Machiavellian Moment—which by the way does not state any set of aims with which the whole book was written—I said nothing whatever about Jefferson's views on a liberal-capitalist economy.
This was not an attack on trade, commerce, or liberal capitalism; in an older language, Jefferson was hostile to "the monied interest," not "the trading interest," in ours to finance capitalism, not mercantile or industrial capitalism.
www.nybooks.com /articles/13875   (1018 words)

 Richard the Machiavellian villain?
No doubt this proves the resemblance to a machiavellian sovereign, however, in the same chapter Machiavelli argues that a prince should not be hated by the people.
Machiavelli's theory is not an evil theory, but rather an advice of how to become a capable sovereign of a country.
No doubt that Richard is a villain, but he is not a real machiavellian villain.
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 Ephilosopher :: Political Philosophy Forum :: I am writing a paper on Machiavellian Philosophy and need help   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
I am writing a research paper about the essential elements of Machiavellian political philosophy, which should include a responce to geopolitical realities of 15th and 16th century Italy.
We see this in common parlance when we notice that the adjective "Machiavellian" is used by writers across disciplines as often as a synonym for "cynical", "inhumane", or "coldly manipulative".
Whether that's right or wrong, it makes it hard in the extreme to recognize a good example of a nation employing only Machiavellian political philosophy, because quite often it simply indicates the author's distaste for the political strategem under consideration.
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 IS NAPOLEON BONAPARTE MACHIAVELLIAN IN NATURE. Free term papers for college, book reports and research papers. Welcome ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
By the evidence found from Napoleon's life and accomplishments it can said that he was not Machiavellian in nature, which can be demonstrated by numerous accounts as well as some suggested characteristics given by Machiavelli, to support this theory.
Another example of his leadership and how it is different from being Machiavellian is how his whole life he had no friends and how he was never close to his subjects.
Apparently Napoleon was not a good friend considering when he was exiled the second time his friends that had been with him since the beginning were said to have killed him.
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 LiteratureClassics.com -- Essay -- "King Henry & Prince Hal: Machiavellian Monarchs"
His son, Prince Hal, mirrors his father in his socially-Darwinian worldview and both reveal their Machiavellian dispositions by way of their actions, but especially, through their words.
In order to get the throne, Henry and his friends pretend to be loyal (as they were obliged to be by their oaths of allegiance) only to break that loyalty to increase their own power; and thus, they inherit the world they created.
Hal is an unemotionally manipulative Machiavellian character right from the start, a man who is, in effect, using his friends as means to a political end, without much regard for their feelings, following closely in his father’s footsteps.
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 Machiavellian Monkeys & Shakespearean Apes: The Question of Primate Language - National Zoo| FONZ
While primates are not the only animals with these characteristics, they are most closely related to us, and may give us insight into our own communication.
Thus, these "Machiavellian" individuals have served as ideal targets for testing the extent to which animals are able to attain language mastery.
Hoping to hear what these close relatives of ours can tell us about the nature of their vocal repertoire, researchers have packed up their sound equipment, and gone out into the field to eavesdrop.
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 Amazon.com: machiavellian
Machiavellian Intelligence II : Extensions and Evaluations by Andrew Whiten and Richard W. Byrne (Paperback - Sep 25, 1997)
The Machiavellian Moment : Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition by John Greville Agard Pocock (Paperback - Jan 27, 2003)
Machiavellian Intelligence : Social Expertise and the Evolution of Intellect in Monkeys, Apes, and Humans (Oxford Science Publications) by Richard W. Byrne and Andrew Whiten (Paperback - Sep 14, 1989)
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 Oxford University Press: Machiavellian Intelligence: Richard W. Byrne
It includes the origins of the basic premise and a wealth of exciting developments, described by an international team of authors from the fields of anthropology, psychology, and zoology.
An evaluation of more traditional approaches is also undertaken, with a view to discovering to what extent Machiavellian intelligence represents a complementary concept or one that is truly an alternative.
These topics could be explored fruitfully using the book as a reader in an interdisciplinary seminar with graduate students from psychology, anthropology, and zoology and would surely provide for a lively and thoughtful exchange of ideas and opinions.
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 Salon Mothers Who Think | A masterful Machiavellian matriarch
In her recently released memoir, "24 Years of Housework and the Place Is Still a Mess," Schroeder recounts the power plays and high-stakes games of parliamentary ping-pong she engaged in during her career.
A masterful Machiavellian matriarch, Schroeder was the longest serving woman in congressional history.
She drafted the nation's first sexual harassment laws, led the charge when Anita Hill came forward with allegations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas and sponsored the Violence Against Women Act, among dozens of other pieces of legislation that promoted the health and safety of women and children.
www.salonmagazine.com /mwt/feature/1998/07/13feature.html   (783 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Prince (Penguin Classics): Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Prince is an oft quoted, oft mis-quoted work, used as the philosophical underpinning for much of what is considered both pragmatic and wrong in politics today.
To describe someone as being Machiavellian is to attribute to the person ruthless ambition, craftiness and merciless political tactics.
Being believed to be Machiavellian is generally politically incorrect.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0140449159   (1294 words)

 Kahn, V.: Machiavellian Rhetoric: From the Counter-Reformation to Milton.
Kahn, V.: Machiavellian Rhetoric: From the Counter-Reformation to Milton.
Historians of political thought have argued that the real Machiavelli is the republican thinker and theorist of civic virtù.
Machiavellian Rhetoric argues in contrast that Renaissance readers were right to see Machiavelli as a Machiavel, a figure of force and fraud, rhetorical cunning and deception.
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