When Ancient India Beat Machiavelli to the Punch

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When Ancient India Beat Machiavelli to the Punch

Thursday, 8 March

Commonly regarded as one of humanity's premiere works on the art of pursuing and securing power, Niccolò Machiavelli's book ''The Prince'' has become so popular that the name of its author is synonymous with unethical behavior in the modern day. However, it turns out that Machiavelli himself wasn't the first proponent of ruthless behavior -- the author (or authors) of ancient India's Arthashastra outlined incredibly similar strategies almost 2,000 years before the publication of Machiavelli's masterpiece. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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