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Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 22 15:30:47 EST 2003


--- Charles Butler > 
> Doesn't somebody on this list have a sig. to the
> effect that there are two
> kinds of intelligence - the kind that knows things
> itself and the kind that
> knows where to look to find out?.

As children we had a set of encyclopedias (published
c. 1960) with this on every volume, it always
impressed me and is possibly why I became a librarian.


 I'm sure I noticed
> it recently, because
> I've just been rereading *The Prince* and
> Machiavelli says something very
> similar (quite a recommendation). 

Have you read his "Discourses on Livy"? something of a
contrast to the Prince, and possibly an expression of
his true beliefs - in which case "The Prince" must be
treated as a satire.

Jon


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