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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Machiavellianism Rears Its Ugly Head Again

From Jim Hightower's Commentaries:

... what is "charitable" about funneling $375,000 into one of Bill Clinton's show-and-tell PR events? This donation to one of Clinton's Global Initiative Conferences allowed Goldman to emblazon its brand on a panel moderated by Chelsea Clinton. That's advertising, not charity!

Read more:
The Charitable Bankers of Goldman Sachs

To this, I will add only the following observation:

"... perché lo universale degli uomini si pascono così di quel che pare come di quello che è: anzi, molte volte si muovono più per le cose che paiono che per quelle che sono."
-- Niccolò Machiavelli, Discorsi sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio, Libro Primo, Capitolo 25.

"... for the general mass of men are satisfied with appearances, as if they exist;  indeed many times they are most moved by the things which seem to be rather than by the things that are."
-- Niccolò Machiavelli, Discourses on the first Ten Books of Titus Livius, Book 1, Chapter 25.

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