God Save the Queen

So, Scotland has gone to the polls, and it has decided to remain part of Great Britain. I had worried that nationalist sentiments and the perception of momentum behind Scottish independence might cause the people of Scotland to make a terrible decision; I am relieved to see that my fears were unfounded. Having written that, …

Are Any of My Readers Friends with Michael Ignatieff?

If so, could they inform him that much of The Prince involved Machiavelli trolling his audience? To be sure, there is a lot in The Prince that ought to be taken seriously, but there is also a lot that isn't, and it is more than a little annoying when interpreters of Machiavelli consistently fail to make the …

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