Thursday 8 December 2016

We expect more from politicians than we do from ourselves

Published 25/11/2015 | 02:30

Niccolo Machiavelli wrote about how to achieve and hold power
Niccolo Machiavelli wrote about how to achieve and hold power

Politics in Ireland has become significantly animated with the sniff of elections in the air.

  • Go To

John Locke, the 17th-century British political thinker, saw politics as a necessary evil.

This judgement was rooted in his experience of the unprincipled machinations in the practice of government. Things have not seriously changed since Locke's time.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice