Paddy Machiavelli - How to Get Ahead in Irish Politics: An Entertaining and Irreverent History of Irish Politicians

Paddy Machiavelli How to Get Ahead in Irish Politics An Entertaining and Irreverent History of Irish Politicians The good the bad and the cynical how to get ahead in Irish politicsIt might appear strange that a th century Italian political philosopher should provide us with a roadmap to political power in Ire

  • Title: Paddy Machiavelli - How to Get Ahead in Irish Politics: An Entertaining and Irreverent History of Irish Politicians
  • Author: John Drennan
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  • Page: 197
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  • The good, the bad and the cynical how to get ahead in Irish politicsIt might appear strange that a 16th century Italian political philosopher should provide us with a roadmap to political power in Ireland, but as John Drennan s tongue in cheek account Paddy Machiavelli makes clear, the gap between the parish pump and the Renaissance palazzo is a narrow one indeed In facThe good, the bad and the cynical how to get ahead in Irish politicsIt might appear strange that a 16th century Italian political philosopher should provide us with a roadmap to political power in Ireland, but as John Drennan s tongue in cheek account Paddy Machiavelli makes clear, the gap between the parish pump and the Renaissance palazzo is a narrow one indeed In fact, observe the Irish body politic for long enough and the lines between the Florentine s faceless hero and our own D il aristocrats begin to blur ever so slightly.A veteran of countless Leinster House power plays, Drennan takes inspiration from Machiavelli s The Prince, dispensing invaluable advice for the aspiring politician, such as how to cultivate the cloak of being an ordinary decent skin , how to choose your scapegoats carefully, and how to be a straight talker whilst embracing vagueness.This hilarious account of the compromises that the Irish politician has to make in order to seize power is not just a celebration of the politics of cynical amorality it s a timely reminder of the role we play in choosing our leaders.In this wildly entertaining book, celebrated Sunday Independent columnist John Drennan is at his best The definitive guide to success in Irish politics, Paddy Machiavelli will have you laughing and crying all the way to the ballot box Drennan s storytelling style is stage Irish, and like a culchie Cicero, he laces his brilliance with bile It is the politics of Paddy and in the tradition of Hall s Pictorial Weekly via Craggy Island Gerard Howlin, The Sunday Times There is a fierce intelligence and fierce independence at work here No one escapes his gimlet eye, and he brings to the whole bizarre ecosystem of the D il a unique perspective, that of the insider who remains resolutely outside Brendan O Connor, The Sunday Independent If Paddy really wants to know the story, generally he asks Drennan first Lise Hand, Irish Independent Drennan is one of the best pundits in Ireland He has an understanding of politics that is both instinctive and intellectual Pat Leahy, The Sunday Business Post Drennan reads the political game like the sort of bookie who always leaves Cheltenham with a full satchel Ivan Yates, Newstalk

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  • I only read this book as part of a reading challenge, it was not one I probably would have chosen to read for myself.With that in mind I did enjoy it, I certainly never expected to find myself laughing out loud at some of the exploits of our political leading lights , but I did while reading this. The book is very balanced, no one party or politician is singled out , but all are definitely fair game. The concept of the book as a guide to how to rise to political power in Ireland , where we defin [...]


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