Narcissus or Machiavelli

There are some subtle manifestations of Machiavellian tendencies in Dr. Singh's personality, such as avoiding commitment and emotional attachments, rarely revealing one's true intentions, and showing a lack of warmth in social ...

Author: Nishant Uppal

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000414806

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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This book is about leadership and its strategies. Drawing on Indian prtime ministers since Independence, it traces personality traits and leadership skills that have shaped many futures. It examines a range of leadership profiles to study dominant traits in one of the most demanding leadership roles in the world. The volume focuses on Machiavellianism and narcissim as a framework to policy-personality connections and demagogic tendencies in leaders in politics and in everyday life. Accessible, engaging, and provocative, this book will be essential reading for professionals across industries and corporations. The general reader interested in leadership studies and Indian politics will also find this book useful.

Gulliver s Travels Jonathan Swift New Edition

Luggnagg (fictional place), 55, 109, 183, 186 Luttrel, Narcissus, 168, Machiavelli, Niccolo, 152 Mack, Maynard, 147 Macky, John, 180 Maculla, James, 103 Madox, Thomas, 179 Mahomet, 81 Malay archipelago, 65 Malpighi, Marcello, ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113906

Category: Criticism

Page: 265

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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's travels, including a chronology of the author's works and life.

Machiavellian Rhetoric

The Lady inquires of “Sweet Echo, sweetest Nymph that liv'st unseen”: Canst thou not tell me of a gentle Pair That likest thy Narcissus are? O if thou have Hid them in some flow'ry Cave, Tell me where, Sweet Queen of Parley, ...

Author: Victoria Kahn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691034911

Category: History

Page: 330

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Historians of political thought have argued that the real Machiavelli is the republican thinker and theorist of civic virtù. Machiavellian Rhetoric argues in contrast that Renaissance readers were right to see Machiavelli as a Machiavel, a figure of force and fraud, rhetorical cunning and deception. Taking the rhetorical Machiavel as a point of departure, Victoria Kahn argues that this figure is not simply the result of a naïve misreading of Machiavelli but is attuned to the rhetorical dimension of his political theory in a way that later thematic readings of Machiavelli are not. Her aim is to provide a revised history of Renaissance Machiavellism, particularly in England: one that sees the Machiavel and the republican as equally valid--and related--readings of Machiavelli's work. In this revised history, Machiavelli offers a rhetoric for dealing with the realm of de facto political power, rather than a political theory with a coherent thematic content; and Renaissance Machiavellism includes a variety of rhetorically sophisticated appreciations and appropriations of Machiavelli's own rhetorical approach to politics. Part I offers readings of The Prince, The Discourses, and Counter-Reformation responses to Machiavelli. Part II discusses the reception of Machiavelli in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century England. Part III focuses on Milton, especially Areopagitica, Comus, and Paradise Lost.

Political Communication and Political Culture in England 1558 1688

... 142 Luttrell, Narcissus, 146 Machiavelli, 7, 70, 96, 100 Machiavellianism, 7, 34, 100, 119, 121, 161, 182 MacLean, Gerard, 141, 147, 148, 341n17 Magna Carta, 87–88, 91, 120, 142, 224, 237, 242, 243, 273, 288, 292, 324n66 Mainwaring, ...

Author: Barbara J. Shapiro

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804784580

Category: History

Page: 416

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This book surveys the channels through which political ideas and knowledge were conveyed to the English people from the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth I to the Revolution of 1688. Shapiro argues that an assessment of English political culture requires an examination of all means by which this culture was expressed and communicated. While the discussion focuses primarily on genres such as the sermon, newsbook, poetry, and drama, it also considers the role of events and institutions. Shapiro is the first to explore and elucidate the entire web of communication in early modern English political life.

Antiquity Forgot

If anything , Bacon is teaching kings to employ terrorists , and , while he does not go so far as Machiavelli in citing the ... 88 It is not political , but , indirectly , it is an attack on the apolitical , Narcissus was solitary and ...

Author: Howard B. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9024719712

Category: History

Page: 176

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It was probably Rousseau who first thought of dreams as ennobling experiences. Anyone who has ever read Reveries du Promeneur Solitaire must be struck by the dreamlike quality of Rousseau's meditations. This dreamlike quality is still with us, and those who experience it find themselves ennobled by it. Witness Martin Luther King's famous "1 have a dream. " Dreaming and inspiration raise the artist to the top rung in the ladder ofhuman relations. That is probably the prevailing view among educated people of our time. Rousseau made that view respectable and predominant. Yet in another sense, the problem is much older. It is the problem of political philosophy and poetry, the problem of Socrates and Aristophanes, of Plato and Homer. Yet, while antiquity usually gives the crown to philosophy, since Rous seau, the alternative view tends to prevail. The distinction is not, however, a formal one. Sir Philip Sidney enlisted Plato on the side of poetry. The true distinction is between imagination and reason. If reason is to rule, as Aristotle points out,l the most architectonic of the sciences, that is political science, should rule. It is political philosophy which must determine the nature of the arts which will help or which will hinder the good of the city or the polity. That does not mean that a mere professor should stand in judgment of Shake speare, Bacon, and Rembrandt. It means that ifhe studies these three great artists, he is not over-stepping disciplinary limits.

The Machiavellian s Guide to Insults

... and say, “You're all right,” as if he's just made a good joke. If you can't laugh on command, instead shoot him a disbelieving look, then forever after call him “Narcissus.” Beautiful The key to getting to a beautiful woman is.

Author: Nick Casanova

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595608249

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

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Have you ever wanted to lash out at someone but lacked the appropriate putdown? The Machiavellian's Guide to Insults takes a humorous approach to dealing with such annoying personalities as the drama queen, the wealth flaunter, the self-proclaimed brain, the temperamental twit, and the talkaholic. Recommended insults range from the subtle and seemingly unintended to the outright declaration of war. Both have a place in your arsenal. Had Machiavelli written a book on insults, this is the book he would have written. He would have suggested calmly wounding your enemy with a tailor made barb without coming across as if you've been wounded yourself. Often the best putdown is a comment which seems on the surface to be well intentioned. And ham-handed attempts to relate or sympathize can be the most effective ways of underlining your opponent's weaknesses. These are far more humiliating than any angry outburst could ever be. Learn how to eviscerate the proud homeowner, the would-be tough guy, the bully, the boastful parent, the second guesser, and many others. Machiavelli would also have suggested having these insults ready beforehand, since, despite the old clich, revenge tastes best when it is a dish served piping hot.

The Machiavellian s Guide to Charm

Shrug, “Just call me Narcissus.” “You know, of all the great love stories in history ... Antony and Cleopatra ... Romeo and Juliet ... I think this one is actually the most intense.” When your prey asks which one you're ...

Author: Nick Casanova

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595915194

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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Charm is the ultimate social lubricant. It puts people at ease and soothes tensions in any situation. Charm can stop feuds, create friendships, and even spread joy. It's what makes people laugh and want to be around you. With enough charm, you'll move forward in academia, achieve business success, and enjoy happier, more satisfying relations with loved ones. The Machiavellian's Guide to Charm breaks down the individual components of the sometimes elusive trait of charm and reveals the secret to putting it to work for you. With his unique brand of humor, author Nick Casanova delivers examples of how different personalities-a stiff, a boor, and a charmer-would react in various situations and shows you how to harness the power of charm by focusing on five key elements: Flattery Empathy Self-deprecation Humor Calmness It's entirely possible for anyone to master the art of charm. The principles outlined in The Machiavellian's Guide to Charm are timeless and can be tailored to fit every individual.

The Upside of Your Dark Side

An astute observer of human behavior, philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli offered specific advice for decision making and leadership in his magnum opus, ... According to Greek mythology, Narcissus was a young man renowned for his beauty.

Author: Todd B. Kashdan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698161313

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Audible Best Seller of 2017 Inc. 11 Great Business Books New York Magazine Best Psychology Books LinkedIn's 12 Books on Leadership to Read Two mavericks in the field of positive psychology deliver a timely message Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism. Researchers Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., and Robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos., disagree. Positive emotions alone are not enough. Anger makes us creative, selfishness makes us brave, and guilt is a powerful motivator. The real key to success lies in emotional agility. Drawing upon extensive scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples, The Upside of Your Dark Side will be embraced by business leaders, parents, and everyone else who’s ready to put their entire psychological tool kit to work.

The Rose Man of Sing Sing

... a dash of Narcissus, a spicing of Machiavelli,'' said Cobb. Chapin's harsh management style was, however, not entirely unique. Stanley Walker, city editor of the Herald Tribune and one of the few tenderhearted editors of that era, ...

Author: James McGrath Morris

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823222674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 437

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The author tells the extraordinary true story of the legendary newspaper editor who landed in Sing Sing after murdering his wife and became the prison's gardener, transforming fertile ground into rose gardens that rivaled the best in the world. (Biography)

The Critic

Senhouse , 234 . Napoleon , Louis St. Amand , 266 . Narcissus up to date , Hill , 83 . Our Own Times , 184 Narcissus once more , Shipman , 164 . M McClure's Magazine , 21 , 75 , 133 , 193 , 208 , 238 , 365 . Machiavelli , Morley , 185 .





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