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Machiavelli’s Army

“War should be the only study of a prince. He should consider peace only as a breathing-time, which gives him leisure to contrive, and furnishes as ability to execute, military plans.” Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince. “Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.” (Therefore he who desires peace, should prepare for war) Vegetius, Epitoma Rei Militaris. Niccolo […]