Thursday, 9 July 2009


Difficult to know which image of Machiavelli to prefer: this from the title page of the first (1532) edition of The Prince:

that makes him look like a Klingon, or this bust from the Palazzo Vecchio

that not only turns him into a black man, but puts his head on his shoulder the wrong way round, for that extra-diabolical, exorcist-neckworkout look.

On balance, I think the latter.

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