Showing posts with label British M.P.s. Show all posts
Showing posts with label British M.P.s. Show all posts

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Machiavelli And The British M.P.s

In light of the recent expenses scandal in the British Parliament it would be no surprise if we thought of our politicians as Machiavellian. Politicians have traditionally been viewed with a healthyamount of distrust and cynicism by the more discerning electorate. Where politicians are concerned I believe the rationale is that if they have Machiavellian traits that is only to be expected because that is the nature of politics and politicians. But are the British politicianstruly Machiavellian and therefore good politicians in the way that Machiavelli suggests what would make a good prince (or politician)?


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