Machiavelli the prince

Niccolò Machiavelli: The Florentine Philosopher and Diplomat Behind Political Realism in ‘The Prince’

When we see the term ‘Machiavellian’, manipulative rulers and ambitious politicians spring to mind. It is a word often associated with ruthless dictators in the 20th Century: Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Pol Pot; or the masterminds behind revolutions. Today, the British … Continue reading Niccolò Machiavelli: The Florentine Philosopher and Diplomat Behind Political Realism in ‘The Prince’

Portrait of Hegel

Ideas of Civil Society in the West and East: A Comparison between Hegel, Marx, and Gramsci

Liberal Notion of Civil Society For Liberals, each and every individual is linked directly to the State. According to them, civil society is the realm of non-profit organizations which engage in welfare, developmental, and other altruistic activities. Civil Society includes … Continue reading Ideas of Civil Society in the West and East: A Comparison between Hegel, Marx, and Gramsci