Statement Journal: Stuart Gray, Re-Examining Kautilya and Machiavelli, p.651-652

Stuart Gray, “Re-Examining Kautilya and Machiavelli,” p. 651-652 

“…Kautilya’s political-theological realism furnishes a mirror for our own condition and helps identify our potential blind spots….Kautilya’s critique of Machiavelli incisively explains how destructive religious or theological beliefs in contemporary democracies such as the United States can hide behind a secular smokescreen and thus potentially damage democratic legitimacy. Kautilya’s political thought provides a cross-cultural vantage point that helps us locate potentially similar, and problematic, motivations and tactics involved in different types of political realism.” 

Please breakdown this quote from the reading that I have uploaded into the files section (please only use that source)

Dont Summarize the reading 

Next create an opinion and state it whether you agree with the quote or not. state why you agree or disagree with it and back up your standing with quotes from the reading 

Make it your own 

This assignment should be an analysis 

You have to either agree or disagree with it. Whether that be a philosophical analysis, a personal counter-example, an alternative, Each journal should be no more than 1 page, single spaced