Niccolò Machiavelli

Belize-born teenager calls for UKYP votes

An ambitious young Dominican College pupil is bidding to become the first non-national member from Northern Ireland in the UK Youth Parliament. 14-year-old Ramel Flores, who is in his fourth year at the Portstewart college, is running in the East Londonderry constituency. Already cutting out a future political career for himself, Ramel lists his interests as peace and conflict resolution, law and mental health among the young. He says: “My aspiration is to be part of a diverse transformation of Northern Ireland and the communication link between our transforming societies. “I was born in the small country of Belize in […]

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power is a 1998 book by Robert Greene. Greene takes elements from writers such as Niccolò Machiavelli and Sun Tzu to come up with his 48 laws of power. Never outshine the master … Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Conceal your intentions. Always say less than necessary. So much depends on reputation. Guard it with your life. Court attention at all costs. Get others to do the work for you, but always take the credit. Make other people come to you; use bait if necessary. Win through your actions, […]