DUPLICITOUS [doo-PLIS-i-tuhs]: speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter

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 Duplicitous is a devastating accusation aimed a person who is believed to have acted in a two-faced manner.  It is the intention of the speaker to present (himself) as agreeing with different people, even though those people are diametrically  opposed to each other in opinion. For instance, if a Member of Congress wants to gain […]

MACHIAVELLIAN [mak-ee-uh-VEL-ee-uh n] : characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning, deception, expediency, or dishonesty*

If there was ever a person in history who earned the title of infamous it has to be Niccolo Machiavelli, who lived at the turn of the 16th Century.  He was a politician in Italy who, believe it or not, is considered the founder of the study of political ethics.  Those of us who are […]