Machiavellianism

[n] - the political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government
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machiavellianism

A personality dimension characterised by the manipulation of others. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Machiavellianism

noun the political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government
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Machiavellianism

Machiavellianism is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, `the employment of cunning and duplicity in statecraft or in general conduct`, deriving from the Italian Renaissance diplomat and writer Niccolò Machiavelli, who wrote Il Principe (The Prince), among other works. The word has a similar use in modern psychology where it describes o.....
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