Machiavellian

  • (adj): Of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended.
    Example: "Machiavellian thinking"

Some articles on machiavellian:

Teorema (film) - Scholarly Interpretations
... A cogent interpretation of this film is basically Machiavellian-Marxian ... a great man on the scene, a figure modeled after the Machiavellian idea of the 'prince', to shake things up and straighten the path of Italy ... man played by Terence Stamp symbolizes the Machiavellian leader of great 'virtù', who exposes the truth and liberates the characters so they can reach their potential ...
Fawce - Beliefs - Machiavellian
... See also Machiavellianism and Machiavellian intelligence Machiavelli is most famous for a short political treatise, The Prince, written in 1513 but not published until 1532, five ... Old Nick became an English term for the Devil and the adjective Machiavellian became a pejorative term describing someone who aims to deceive and manipulate others for personal ... and he is generally agreed to have been more than just "Machiavellian" himself ...
Teorema (film) - Scholarly Interpretations
... A cogent interpretation of this film is basically Machiavellian-Marxian ... He urges for the appearance of a great man on the scene, a figure modeled after the Machiavellian idea of the 'prince,' to shake things up and straighten the path of Italy ... The young, virile man that played by Terence Stamp symbolizes the Machiavellian leader of great 'virtù' who exposes the truth and liberates each of the other characters ...
Richard III (play) - Themes - Free Will and Fatalism
... a personification of the Machiavellian view of history as power politics" ... is merely acting as if God is determining his every step in a sort of Machiavellian manipulation of religion as an attempt to circumvent the moral conscience of those around him ... The Machiavellian reading of the play finds evidence in Richard's interactions with the audience, as when he mentions that he is "determinèd to prove a villain" (I.i.30) ...