Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Who was Niccolò Machiavelli ?

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527 AD) / CE) was an Italian born philosopher and the first known politicologist in Western Society. He wrote a famous book titled 'The Prince' in which he describes the way in which political power is used: 'the ends justify the means'.

The influence of his book war enormous: Napoleon Bonaparte, Benito Mussolini and Joseph Stalin knew, read and applied it.

You can find an article on Machiavelli in the Wikipedia

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