Sunday, September 14, 2008

Machiavelli and Karl Gollum Rove

Frank Rich's column in today's NYT, titled "The Palin-Whatshisname Ticket", on the sub-texts of the Palin message, is truly frightening. Karl-the-Gollum-Smeagol-Rove
is evolving into the worst nightmare Machiavelli could ever have imagined and is giving that thoughtful pragmatist and philosopher a truly bad name. It may be a good time to re-read The Prince as well as a good biographical sketch of Machiavelli. Good political works of fiction recommended for this election season by NPR's Dick Meyer:
Advise and Consent by Allen Drury, Shelley's Heart by Charles McCarry, and Roscoe by William Kennedy.

1 comment:

barbarac said...

Gus will be no match against this Undertoad. We must find another guardian.