Advice From Nick (Niccolò Machiavelli) To The U.S. Presidential Candidates

Feb 18, 2016 1288

By Elizabeth Vallone

Imagine a person so revered his tombstone has these words inscribed on it: "To so great a name, no epitaph can do justice." Do you think this phrase could be put above W's grave? How about Clinton's? Obama's? How about Nixon's?

Would you believe this is what is written on the gravestone of the infamous Niccolò Machiavelli? I say infamous because an adjective is derived from his name – Machiavellian – it describes an unscrupulous person. 

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