I read a great article on Salon.com, today. Stephen Holmes writes about why so many people around the world hate us and what a post-Bush foreign policy might look like.
The article had one very nice section about Machiavelli's phrase "it is better to be feared than loved." This phrase was quoted by neoconservatives before the Iraq war. Holmes points out that Machiavelli goes on to say that "it is worst of all to be hated."