Their views supporting either fascism or anarchy are so radically different.
Machiavelli supports the government to control people, unite them, make them feel a certain way, and accomplish tasks together. Thoreau seeks a government that takes a step back, enabling expression of the individual and unregulated innovation. The only idea that these two men would agree with each other on is that there are problems in the world that need to be addressed. Today there are more moderate approaches to dealing with the world's