Another fine example of why the Italians rule. I've been called upon to re-examine Il principe and, I must say, I love it every time. Someday, when I have established my empire, I shall read this book each day over my morning soy vanilla latte. Contemplating Machiavelli also leads me to ask, "do modern politicians and leaders ever take the time to learn from these historical examples of political genius? Machiavelli, Napolean, Augustus, Borgia, Cyrus, Henry VII?" Does Bushy research these figures of leadership on the Google? One would hope.