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Introductory Lecture and Machiavelli, The Prince

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Political Science
Clifford Orwin

thPOL200Y1 Visions of the JustGood Society January 11 2012 Theme of this semester Modern political thought y Modernity is not state of affairs it is process direction laws of modernity is to go down this way y Modernity is the faith that further is always better y What we have lost fails against what we have gained y This is the faith that will be questioned in this courseIs modernity simply authoritative today y Liberalism and Marxism y In real world Marxism lives on borrowed time for the few remaining Marxism countries y Eg China Machiavelli Traditional view thy Until 18 century and w old fashion people still today y The epitome of evil because he was the greatest teacher of evil yItalian perspective on Machiavelliy Was a republican and an Italian patriarchIn reality y Wasnt evil he was modern y Because contemporaries were not yet modern misunderstood him as evil y Hes a truth teller and because of this hes a l
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