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Cruelty and Clemency

Concerning Cruelty And Clemency, And Whether It Is Better To Be Loved Than Feared Niccolo Machiavelli COMING now to the other qualities mentioned above, I say that every prince ought to desire to be considered clement and not cruel. Nevertheless he ought to take care not to misuse this clemency. Cesare Borgia was considered cruel; […]

Sun Tzu and the Concubine Army

The Grand Historian Ssu-ma Ch’ien gives the following biography of Sun Tzu: Sun Tzu was a native of the Ch’i State. His “Art of War” made him famous and earned the attention of Ho Lu, King of Wu. Ho Lu said to him “I have carefully read your 13 chapters. May I test your theory […]