Machiavelli and the U.S. Midterm Elections

Another essay of mine, published by the wonderful online journal Merion West. This was a reflective piece on the recent U.S. midterm elections. In this essay, drawing on Niccolo Machiavelli’s political outlook found in the Discourses on Livy, I argue that we should be celebrating the outcome of divided outcome and the prospects of political conflict. For, as Machiavelli said, it is through political conflict that greater representation is born, more interests come to the table, and the expansion and development of liberty and order comes about. The piece is about an crypto-exegesis of parts of Machiavelli’s classic work as well as reflections upon American history.

Read it here: What Can Machiavelli Teach Us About The Midterms?

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