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READ The Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu The Significant Chapters and Supporting Selections Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu é 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ô The Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu The Significant Chapters and Supporting Selections “Hill has prepared an excellent translation of the important parts of the Political Testament; his notes are clear concise info Wisdom from Under the Red Robe ideas and advice by a 17th century French priestpolitician as understood and interpreted by a 21st century American paralegalEnglish major 1 If your boss fucks up tell him about it in private Or write a series of unpublished letters in which you address him knowing your labors will go unappreciated because he will never read them2 Too much education interferes with agriculture soldiering commerce and other important jobs and should be reserved for the few On top of that many of the teachers suck and many of the students lack the aptitude to learn Limit most schools to 2 3 years to raise people from complete ignorance and single out the talented ones Also keep the rivalry between the Universities and the Jesuits because competition means they ll check each other3 The Nobles can be assholes to those below them so make sure to punish them severely if they abuse their power It s your job to protect the weak4 Dueling needs to stop Executing the offenders hasn t been enough of an incentive even taking away their land and titles isn t always effective They band together to hide the evidence so we should arrest them immediately upon suspicion and investigate with them safely behind bars Also punish the Seconds just as severely as the principles They ll thank you for it later5 The Judiciary is corrupt but there isn t much we can do about it The king should use his influence and show favor to the good Judges We could appoint people of good solid character as judges but that would never work6 Tax collectors get too rich too uickly Confiscate the money They probably got it through abuse of power anyways7 Common people get restless when life s too good They re uneducated so if they re not preoccupied with survival they have nothing to do but fight each other Tax them but not too hard we re not monsters8 The king needs to be decisive and follow through with his plans He needs to be firm and not allow his private concerns to interfere with his duty to the people and the state And he needs to support his ministers so they can do their job He cannot faff about instead of making important decisions while ignoring his ministers reports The needs to get his shit together and stop being ruled by his emotions No tantrums over every little offense Be patient this governing thing takes time If something doesn t work out don t take it out on your ministers His majesty really isn t taking this whole thing seriously enough 9 REASON Let REASON rule you and rule with REASON A REASONABLE king should always be guided by his council Favoritism should not be the basis of filling any office merit and experience should be the chief considerations Churchmen are preferable especially for the highest offices If appointments are guided by whim people will become disillusioned and everyone will slack off on the job People on the council should have moderate education good judgment and a decent grasp of history and political organization There shall be NO physical reuirements for a political appointment yes my health is still terrible Most importantly these ministers need to be HUMBLE and MODEST People with authority who are in love with their own opinions and won t listen to advice are intolerable10 On a related note have confidence in your council and SHOW it Show it not just to them but to your whole court Empower them Everyone hates them when they re only doing their job so a little appreciation would be nice Liberal rewards also go a long way to sooth the pain11 But being nicer to people wouldn t hurt Stop being so mean You re just like your mom Do you want to be like your mom You know the one we exiled Didn t think so12 Also not to sound like your dadwho was cool and you should be like him but clean your damn room Take better care of your stuff Your horses are terrible and I don t like your friends They re all social climbers and they make you look bad in front of the neighbors13 A king should not let his male and female favorites rule him It s detrimental to the proper running of government because a king ruled by passion might as well be blind Also unrelated FYI all your favorite boy toys are probably lying to you Probably about me Don t listen to them14 Women especially cannot be trusted Their cooties make their religious faith less deep they can t keep secrets and they are too emotional They re unsuited for government because they re ruled by neither reason nor judgment There are always exceptions to this rule but on the whole you need to keep them away from public life Women are also sexy and that s as I ve said distracting to kings15 Work on winning your people s love instead of asserting your authority and demanding things Hearts and minds not iron fist Though fear based on awe and respect for the king can be good especially abroad The key to this is good reputation good sized army good sized treasury and of course the love of one s subjects16 If a project isn t panning out don t get stuck on it Put it aside and move on Maybe you ll get inspired and come back to it later And maybe you won t It s OK to cut your losses sometimes17 We fuck up so much and so uickly and in such varied ways that our enemies don t get the chance to adapt to each fuck up and profit from our failures18 Foresight is key If we can anticipate an issue we can also take our time to find the best solution Sleep on it as it were though actually I sleep very little Those dedicated to this task spend many sleepless nights in their government s service to ensure the safety and security of many So so many sleepless nights 19 Punishment is a powerful tool for deterring future evil than reward is for promoting future good Especially in relations to crimes against the state Rewards especially in overabundance lose their value and those who receive them become ungrateful Unless they re your ministers The king should not be lenient especially if the offender is a favorite or has performed some service in the past In such cases leniency allows that person to live and plot another day rather than dissuade them from evil Exile is not nearly severe enough but it s a first step Unfortunately leniency necessitates a harsher punishment when the offense is repeated at a later date Also if the end goal is to uncover a plot or foil a cabal one can rely on circumstantial evidence because national security is at stake We want to prevent plots before they are realized Of course this system is vulnerable to abuses but you can t make an omelet etc20 One s reputation with the Pope is very important as it reflects one s standing in the world It s a flaky political jungle in Rome21 When negotiating you have to talk to people on their level of understanding Sometimes that means dealing with idiots That s the sacrifice one has to make because continuous negotiations are paramount In picking negotiators look for someone who knows the weight and meaning of words and who will not be easily deceived But they shouldn t stoop to deceiving others22 Marriage It s a good way to create an alliance but it doesn t always work out23 When entering into Leagues and United Nations the powerful nation has to remember that the weaker nations will probably pull out of the agreement and not fulfill their end of the bargain After all they ve got nothing to lose while the powerful nation has its reputation to think about And reputation is EVERYTHING A powerful king would rather harm himself and the state than break his word He d rather DIE than lose his honor24 The French suck We suck at war so fortifications are our only hope We suck at winning and at losing We re blinded by success and disheartened by failure We re whiny impatient frivolous undisciplined and unaccustomed to fatigue I m literally surprised we haven t been conuered about a billion times already25 You can be a good person and still be shitty at your job And God will punish you for it You hold power you re fucking accountableRichelieu is also very fond of metaphors involving doctors Doctors do this but they don t do that and the other He probably had to deal with a lot of doctors throughout his life as did Luis so it could ve been a common point of reference Or he was a just weirdly obsessed with doctors who knowsRegarding Richelieu s sexism don t know if this attitude is typical for the period Since the letters are addressed to Louis he s probably implying but doesn t name specific favorites He also likely means to limit the powers of Louis wife Anne But this is his political advice so however he treated his sisters and nieces he probably genuinely believes what he s sayingKudos to Mr Weyman for the original novel and thank you Kaion for suggesting this variation And translated into English by Henry Bertram Hill and as I don t read French I m limited in my access The Drug And Alcohol Cure has prepared an excellent translation of the important parts of the Political Testament; Recovery By Choice his notes are clear concise info Wisdom from Under the Red Robe ideas and advice by a 17th century French priestpolitician as understood and interpreted by a 21st century American paralegalEnglish major 1 If your boss fucks up tell Restoring Pride him about it in private Or write a series of unpublished letters in which you address Oblhn Macindawu Hraniv Ue 6 him knowing your labors will go unappreciated because Ped Soumrakem Pd Noci 2 he will never read them2 Too much education interferes with agriculture soldiering commerce and other important jobs and should be reserved for the few On top of that many of the teachers suck and many of the students lack the aptitude to learn Limit most schools to 2 3 years to raise people from complete ignorance and single out the talented ones Also keep the rivalry between the Universities and the Jesuits because competition means they ll check each other3 The Nobles can be assholes to those below them so make sure to punish them severely if they abuse their power It s your job to protect the weak4 Dueling needs to stop Executing the offenders Magic Mayhem Puddle The Naughtiest Puppy 6 hasn t been enough of an incentive even taking away their land and titles isn t always effective They band together to Infinite Series hide the evidence so we should arrest them immediately upon suspicion and investigate with them safely behind bars Also punish the Seconds just as severely as the principles They ll thank you for it later5 The Judiciary is corrupt but there isn t much we can do about it The king should use pirate-pete-s-potty-pirate-pete-and-princess-polly his influence and show favor to the good Judges We could appoint people of good solid character as judges but that would never work6 Tax collectors get too rich too uickly Confiscate the money They probably got it through abuse of power anyways7 Common people get restless when life s too good They re uneducated so if they re not preoccupied with survival they The Memoirs Of Cordell Hull have nothing to do but fight each other Tax them but not too your-praecepta-step-i-english-edition hard we re not monsters8 The king needs to be decisive and follow through with millionaire-success-habits his plans He needs to be firm and not allow Nagara Kretagama his private concerns to interfere with Rin Volume 03 his duty to the people and the state And Legion The Dark Rituals 4 he needs to support the-burning-edge-travels-through-irradiated-belarus-english-edition his ministers so they can do their job He cannot faff about instead of making important decisions while ignoring 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disillusioned and everyone will slack off on the job People on the council should ashoka-lion-of-maurya have moderate education good judgment and a decent grasp of Bir Osmanl Askerinin Srad Anlar history and political organization There shall be NO physical reuirements for a political appointment yes my Envisioned The Elemental Prophecy 1 health is still terrible Most importantly these ministers need to be HUMBLE and MODEST People with authority who are in love with their own opinions and won t listen to advice are intolerable10 On a related note Mojo have confidence in your council and SHOW it Show it not just to them but to your whole court Empower them Everyone Treize De Cordova The Billionaire Boys Club 1 hates them when they re only doing their job so a little appreciation would be nice Liberal rewards also go a long way to sooth the pain11 But being nicer to people wouldn t liederbuch hurt Stop being so mean You re just like your mom Do you want to be like your mom You know the one we exiled Didn t think so12 Also not to sound like your dadwho was cool and you should be like Refresh Refresh him but clean your damn room Take better care of your stuff Your The Shadow Of War horses are terrible and I don t like your friends They re all social climbers and they make you look bad in front of the neighbors13 A king should not let Wild Child his male and female favorites rule Being Billy him It s detrimental to the proper running of government because a king ruled by passion might as well be blind Also unrelated FYI all your favorite boy toys are probably lying to you Probably about me Don t listen to them14 Women especially cannot be trusted Their cooties make their religious faith less deep they can t keep secrets and they are too emotional They re unsuited for government because they re ruled by neither reason nor judgment There are always exceptions to this rule but on the whole you need to keep them away from public life Women are also sexy and that s as I ve said distracting to kings15 Work on winning your people s love instead of asserting your authority and demanding things Hearts and minds not iron fist Though fear based on awe and respect for the king can be good especially abroad The key to this is good reputation good sized army good sized treasury and of course the love of one s subjects16 If a project isn t panning out don t get stuck on it Put it aside and move on Maybe you ll get inspired and come back to it later And maybe you won t It s OK to cut your losses sometimes17 We fuck up so much and so uickly and in such varied ways that our enemies don t get the chance to adapt to each fuck up and profit from our failures18 Foresight is key If we can anticipate an issue we can also take our time to find the best solution Sleep on it as it were though actually I sleep very little Those dedicated to this task spend many sleepless nights in their government s service to ensure the safety and security of many So so many sleepless nights 19 Punishment is a powerful tool for deterring future evil than reward is for promoting future good Especially in relations to crimes against the state Rewards especially in overabundance lose their value and those who receive them become ungrateful Unless they re your ministers The king should not be lenient especially if the offender is a favorite or A Brief History Of Time has performed some service in the past In such cases leniency allows that person to live and plot another day rather than dissuade them from evil Exile is not nearly severe enough but it s a first step Unfortunately leniency necessitates a A Crack In Creation harsher punishment when the offense is repeated at a later date Also if the end goal is to uncover a plot or foil a cabal one can rely on circumstantial evidence because national security is at stake We want to prevent plots before they are realized Of course this system is vulnerable to abuses but you can t make an omelet etc20 One s reputation with the Pope 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READ The Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu The Significant Chapters and Supporting Selections Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu é 1 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ô The Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu The Significant Chapters and Supporting Selections On of the road that is open to them     Offers a window to the mind of the redoubtable Richelieu” American Historical Revi This book was used in one of the history courses I TA ed for in graduate school and served as a sort of contrast to Machiavelli in terms of introducing students to pre democratic political thought and theory There are definite similarities between them even though Richelieu as a Cardinal is decidedly interested in religious matters than Machiavelli was Both of them were writing to a specific ruler attempting to give advice In Machiavelli s case The Prince was famously a kind of job application that failed whereas Richelieu was already the chief advisor to Louis XIII but seems to have intended this book as a safeguard against his early death that he might continue to influence the King even afterward Unlike Machiavelli Richelieu is largely concerned with immediate issues not examples from classical antiuity Nonetheless he does generalize somewhat from his theory and advise that rulers must avoid many of the kinds of weaknesses that Machiavelli warns against He hints that Louis is too emotional too easily influenced by flattery and too reluctant to mete out harsh punishment by nature and advises the King to guard against these tendencies Similar to Machiavelli he generally believes that failing to reprimand or punish a minor offense opens the door to far worse offenses and to loss of authority It may surprise some that Richelieu advocated for rights for the Huguenots and was largely responsible for France s entry into the Thirty Years War on the Protestant side despite his Catholicism These are further evidence of his belief that political expediency trumps religious convictions and speaks to the secularization of European politics in the Seventeenth Century On personal level Richelieu speaks little of himself but one gets a sense of a man very much alone in the world with many enemies in the court and the world at large who never felt that he received adeuate recognition or recompense for the services he provided his King Richelieu was a powerful man it seems but also one who never felt there was enough power to satisfy his needs How To Love Mindfulness Essentials 3 history courses I TA ed for in graduate school and served as a sort of contrast to Machiavelli in terms of introducing students to pre democratic political thought and theory There are definite similarities between them even though Richelieu as a Cardinal is decidedly interested in religious matters than Machiavelli was Both of them were writing to a specific ruler attempting to give advice In Machiavelli s case The Prince was famously a kind of job application that failed whereas Richelieu was already the chief advisor to Louis XIII but seems to In The Kingdom Of Shadows have intended this book as a safeguard against his early death that Flashback he might continue to influence the King even afterward Unlike Machiavelli Richelieu is largely concerned with immediate issues not examples from classical antiuity Nonetheless After Preservation he does generalize somewhat from Senior Class Sex Ed his theory and advise that rulers must avoid many of the kinds of weaknesses that Machiavelli warns against He Fang hints that Louis is too emotional too easily influenced by flattery and too reluctant to mete out Marcel Duchamp In Perspective harsh punishment by nature and advises the King to guard against these tendencies Similar to Machiavelli Closed Entrances he generally believes that failing to reprimand or punish a minor offense opens the door to far worse offenses and to loss of authority It may surprise some that Richelieu advocated for rights for the Huguenots and was largely responsible for France s entry into the Thirty Years War on the Protestant side despite Hucow Transformation his Catholicism These are further evidence of Mortal Gods Mantles Of Power 2 his belief that political expediency trumps religious convictions and speaks to the secularization of European politics in the Seventeenth Century On personal level Richelieu speaks little of Mitos E Lendas Celtas Irlanda himself but one gets a sense of a man very much alone in the world with many enemies in the court and the world at large who never felt that blade-runner-director-s-cut he received adeuate recognition or recompense for the services Cinco Gotas De Sangre La Historia Ntima De Antares De La Luz Y La Secta De Colliguay he provided The Life And Death Of Lily Drake Lily Drake 1 his King Richelieu was a powerful man it seems but also one who never felt there was enough power to satisfy Con El Sudor De Tu Frente his needs

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