Talk:Niccolò Machiavelli

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Fortune and Religion, sources?[edit]

There are almost no sources for the content and opinions about Machiavelli on Fortune and Religion in this article, and opinions widely perceived as of Machiavelli. Clean-up and citations needed here? Connor Machiavelli (talk) 04:58, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

A missing source very often just means someone needs to find the time to finish a job off. If sourcing is missing at a place where you think it is needed, you can post here with the example in question and/or else look around a bit yourself to see if you can confirm or deny it. For example a quick google find a lot of the publications you might want on a particular subject.--Andrew Lancaster (talk) 09:24, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Leo Strauss - Undue weight?[edit]

Leo Strauss is mentioned 17 times in this article, 26 if you count the citations. Surely, other scholars have interpreted Machiavelli besides Strauss. Mballen (talk) 07:51, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Are you saying no one else is cited? That sounds wrong. It could be that the article could be improved though by adding more references, but that is not much more than saying that the article can be improved. Likely, the article's strongest bits so far are on areas Strauss is a good source for, such as the "modernity" of Machiavelli and how he compares to the Greeks who were the standard. That seemed to me (and probably to other editors) an important (notable in reliable sources) thing to work on. --Andrew Lancaster (talk) 12:03, 25 June 2017 (UTC)