Monday, 6 February 2012

My advice to Cameron

" ... in seizing a state, the usurper ought to examine closely into all those injuries which it is necessary for him to inflict, and to do them all at one stroke so as not to have to repeat them daily; and thus by not by not unsettling men he will be able to reassure them, and win them to himself by benefits."

This is Machiavelli referring to disabled benefits, I believe.

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