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6 Jan
Niccolo Machiavelli

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed,  6 Jan 99 22:42:20 -0800
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Subject: Niccolo Machiavelli

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From: Nichael Cramer

David Todd wrote:
> 1. There are Machievellian people out there. Religious fanatics are ...

Speaking of which:

If possible, Machievelli was even more unpopular --and even more badly
misrepresented-- during his own time than during ours.  One result of this
was that the use of the name "Old Nick" as a pseudonym for the Devil is
reputed to be a play on his first name (Niccolo).

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