Machiavellism

Machiavellism, the doctrine taught by Machiavelli in “The Prince,” that to preserve the integrity of a State the ruler should not feel himself bound by any scruple such as may suggest itself by considerations of justice and humanity; the State he regards as too precious an institution to endanger by scruples of that sort.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Machiavelli, Niccolo * M'Ivor, Flora
MacCunn, Hamish
Macdonald
Macdonald, Sir Claude M.
Macdonald, Flora
Macdonald, George
Mace, The
Macedonia
Macedonians
Macfarren, Sir George Alexander
Machiavelli, Niccolo
Machiavellism
M'Ivor, Flora
Mack, Karl
Mackay, Charles
Mackenzie, Sir Alexander Campbell
Mackenzie, Sir George
Mackenzie, Henry
Mackenzie River
M'Kinley, William
Mackintosh, Sir James
Maclaren, Ian

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