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2: Political Philosophy- Taking a Theorem to Keep From Getting Thick

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    Thumbnail: Portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli by Santi di Tito. Machiavelli's name came to evoke unscrupulous politicians of the sort Machiavelli advised most famously in The Prince. Machiavelli proposed that immoral behavior, such as the use of deceit and the murder of innocents, was normal and effective in politics. He also notably encouraged politicians to engage in evil when it would be necessary for political expediency.(Public Domain; via Wikipedia)