Machiavelli

4 facts about machiavelli: he was a 16th century diplomat, a political thinker, he lived in florence and wrote a book called _____ that was published 5 years after he died
The Prince
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Machiavelli's book was about acquiring power and _____ it
retaining
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Machiavelli believed the world should be seen as what it is rather than what we
want it to be
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Machiavelli believed leaders need to learn not to be _____ in order to succeed
good
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Machiavelli argued that the ___ justify the means
ends
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Machiavelli has a famous quote.... 'since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, ________ to be feared than loved'
it is far safer
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Machiavelli gave an example of who to illustrate that a successful prince should always have a deputy governor to do the dirty work?
Pope Alexander the Sixth
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Machiavelli believed that a leader must ____ but not get caught
lie
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Machiavelli believed the opposition and former ruler must be ..?
destroyed
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Machiavelli believed a leader should surround themselves with?
the best people
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Machiavelli is arguably irrelevant today because some of his ideas can be seen as ..?
Barbaric
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An example of Machiavelli's barbariousness is the story involving?
Pope Alexander the Sixth
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Machiavelli is arguable irrelevant today because what is valued?
Honour
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An example of honour being valued in today's society is the outrage at ..?
Corporate scandals
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Machiavelli is arguably irrelelvant today because of the unethical aspect of the ..?
ends justifying the means
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In what way is the ends justifying the means ________? If the end is peace and the means is killing everyone
unethical
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machiavellian ideas are still relevant despite being barbaric because if taking into context the opposition is destroyed in todays society e.g. ____
company takeovers
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machiavellian ideas are still relevant because ____________ could be taken as Machiavelli not being followed properly...
corporate scandals
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Machiavellian idea of _______________ is still relevant because the conservative government justifies the means of bombing syria and its civilian casualties with the ends of ISIS's destruction
the ends justify the means
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The BBC documentary is called?
Who is afraid of machiavelli
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Who argued in the documentary that in places of war it is far safer to be feared than loved
Tim Collins
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It is safer to be feared than loved in war because once you have taken away their _______ they can't turn on you to harm you
weapons
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Google taking over Youtube is an example of ..?
destroying the enemy
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Who's chief of staff argued that choosing your advisers is crucial and that Machiavelli didnt mean leaders should be evil he meant they can't always follow their own personal values
Tony Blaire
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Who argued that if you can't get power, it doesn't matter if you have principles -> machiavelli tells you how to get power so he is relevant ;)
Michael Dobbs
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What did Machiavelli actually say if he didn't say the ends justify the means?
Accusata scusata
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What is an example of being excused if the action is for the good of the state? Adult social care budgets being cut by 31% in the last five years according to ..? Good for the states economic prosperity despite job and service losses
The Guardian
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Who argue that businesses might look good but that that might make it more machiavellian?
The writer of Game of Thrones
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What is an example of companies looking good being Machiavellian? Christmas charity cards.... Look good because they give money to charity but they only give ________ pence per pack
ten
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Who argued that machiavelli is still relevant because people are still machiavellian so you have to be machiavellian also in order to compete?
former dragon
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Who argued that there is not always love but there is always fear between an employer and employee because the employer has the power to fire people? Love is 2 way and fear is 1 way
former dragon
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The idea of appointing a deputy is still used in politics and businesses today e.g. Cameron and
Osborne
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Machiavelli's book was about acquiring power and _____ it

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retaining

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Machiavelli believed the world should be seen as what it is rather than what we

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Machiavelli believed leaders need to learn not to be _____ in order to succeed

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Machiavelli argued that the ___ justify the means

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