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Niccolo Machiavelli

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Niccolo Machiavelli

appointed her for the position of Attorney General.  Her inadequacy made Clinton
look like a weak, unintelligent leader for appointing such an incapable advisor.
     To keep the advisors faithful to the leader, Machiavelli urges that advisors
should be honored, made rich and be so content with their lot they would not
betray their leader in fear of losing their position (The Prince 78).  Advisors are
most often turned from their leaders when they are discontent or filled with
avarice.  As critic Sebastian de Grazia writes, "Ambition associated with greed is
closely related to lusting after and jockeying for personal power" (80).  
     Take for example, President Warren G. Harding's Secretary of Interior
Albert Bacon Fall.  Fall was struck with greed and leased two naval oil reserves to
private oil companies.  Fall received a "loan" of $100,000 from Pan-American
Petroleum Company and $300,000 in cash and bonds from Mammoth Oil
Company.  Falls betrayal stemme...

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