The Taurean Nature of Niccolò Machiavelli

If you’re not already familiar with the stereotype of a Taurus, it’s this: Stubborn, manipulative, undercover weirdo, materialistic. All of these characteristics tend to make Taureans a bit eccentric, unapproachable and great as dictators (see: Adolf Hitler). Niccolò Machiavelli is the ultimate embodiment of an archetypal Taurus exhibiting all of their worst …

Why Citizen Kane Is An Insult to William Randolph Hearst

Citizen Kane, consistently regarded as one of the best pieces of American cinema ever made, may be intended as an homage to William Randolph Hearst–even though it’s anything but. Hearst, notorious for his ruthless, cutthroat nature, is reduced to a middling, sniveling husk in his Rosebud-obsessed portrayal by Orson Welles. …