I was going to write about these Laws of Power, but it has been done quite well. I may write about some of these laws as they apply to my experiences in the classroom. Most of these Laws are a little too amoral for a school. What do you think? Which ones do you agree with? Why?


The following 48 Laws are adapted from Robert Green’s book of the same name. The 48 laws outlined in this book “have a simple premise: certain actions always increase one’s power … while others decrease it and even ruin us.”

I do not support the basic premise of the book, which espouses the achievement of personal glory while neglecting morality in means of attainment.

But one doesn’t have to support something in order to learn from it. How many of us have been screwed as a result of someone using one of the following laws? How many resentments have been been planted because of these laws?

Knowledge is power, even knowledge of manipulation tactics.

Amazon.com has the following book description:

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power in to forty-eight well explicated laws. As attention-grabbing in its design as it…

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