Recently I picked up a copy of Patrick Deenan’s 2018 book, “Why Liberalism Failed”. In it he refers to Niccolò Machiavelli’s political philosophies and as an avid reader of Machiavelli myself, I was curious about Deenan’s argument.
What is this? Why are we here? I am certain that we have all pondered these two questions at one time or another, as have countless philosophers and scientists throughout the centuries. In fact, it’s almost a certainty that these questions have dogged humanity since man first became self-aware as a species