The Prince

“The effective leader understands that politics is as much about image as it is substance and acts accordingly.”

With all the Machiavellian power-grabbing going on by governments around the world at the moment in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, it seems like as good a time as ever to review the old bible of cynical power accumulation and concentration itself, Machiavelli’s own The Prince.

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.

The ultimate aim of power is to increase itself.

Remember that when your politicians are banning free speech (and the sale of frozen food) and demanding access to your live location tracking data in the name of containing contagion…

“For one change always leaves a dovetail into which another can fit.”

Best we make sure the compounding changes to power dynamics are good ones then, right?

Share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s