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"Neither Cheney nor Rumsfeld were probably Straussians early on, but they seem to have taken happily to the theology when the Machiavellian brilliance of some of Leo's pupils showed itself."

I was just reading an article about Dick Cheney in Vanity Fair (ahem) and they quoted someone who had worked for him as saying "I like the guy, but he's amoral."  When the person asked if he knew what he was saying, he replied, "Yep, I'm saying he's Machiavelli's prince writ large."

Alos, great diary and welcome!

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Wed May 17th, 2006 at 01:43:34 AM EST

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