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Submitted by PureSophistry 561d ago | opinion piece

Everything You Know About Machiavelli is Wrong

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"When Niccolo Machiavelli is introduced in Ubisoft’s Florentine spinoff Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, it isn’t a flattering presentation. He is a shady ally of convenience, who disappears at the first sign of danger. It is implied that he is the traitor. And neither the drama nor anyone else expects any different. Machiavelli is the official father of Realpolitik, of “The Ends Justify the Means.” Or “Might Makes Right.” “Machiavellian” generally describes a gambit where the only governing principle is that one will do anything, break any principle, betray any ally, and create any deception, to come out of it with a favorable outcome." (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Culture, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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