Insights Into Human Behavior

Nicollo Machiavelli had far greater understanding of human nature than Sigmund Freud

Allan Milne Lees
9 min readMay 1, 2023

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Image credit: Uffizi Gallery, Firenze

For those who may know vaguely Machiavelli’s name but are unfamiliar with his seminal work The Prince, the term Machiavellian likely conjures up notions of deceit, trickery, and other psychological dark arts. One may imagine that the Italian writer was seeking merely to…

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Allan Milne Lees

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