This is an excellent, MUST READ article from the Economist. It’s written as a memo from Machiavelli to David Cameron. Check it out!
British politics: Machiavelli’s memorandum | The Economist.
The article proposes how David Cameron can strengthen his chances of winning the next election, deploying some of Machiavelli’s legendary, five-hundred-year-old, black art.
The article picks up many of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for David Cameron.
Personally, I still struggle to see David Cameron as an effective leader but recognize that with an ineffective opposition he still stands a chance of becoming Prime Minister again after the next election – perhaps with another coalition with the Liberal Party.
Let me turn this to an open question:
Do you think that David Cameron has the strength of character and the stomach to deploy Machiavelli’s black art?