GUEST ESSAY ON TOWER OF THE HAND – HANDS OF THE KING PART V, TYRION THE HAND

The fifth and probably final piece in my series on the Hands of the King is up at Tower of the Hand, assessing Tyrion “the Halfman” Lannister’s tenure and how well he followed Machiavelli’s principles for a good ruler. A “twisted demon monkey” or the Hand that King’s Landing didn’t want but deserved?

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5 thoughts on “GUEST ESSAY ON TOWER OF THE HAND – HANDS OF THE KING PART V, TYRION THE HAND

  1. […] about it. So badly in fact that I kind of pre-wrote a good deal of what I wanted to say in my Hands of the King essay about Tyrion – consider that my first-draft synthesizing argument and these recaps are the […]

  2. […] Riverrun” – and makes himself the undisputed military hegemon of King’s Landing. From a Machiavellian perspective, he’s is firing on all cylinders and will be able to conduct the defense of King’s […]

  3. […] and desire for control, cannot jibe with Tyrion’s cautious, noblesse-oblige version of social contractualism. There can be no meeting of the minds, because Tyrion’s warning that the social contract will […]

  4. […] the same time, as I have argued, I don’t think this was inevitable. If Tyrion had paid more attention to public relations, he […]

  5. […] desire for acceptance and recognition in all its myriad forms: the man who believes himself to be incapable of being loved transformed into a popular hero admired by all and the singer who insulted Tyrion by playing songs […]

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