Der Spiegel …
… quotes an unnamed Vatican Cardinal as describing PF thus: an ice-cold, sly machiavellian and a liar.
A jolly interesting summary from someone with experience, I thought. His Eminence seems to know what he’s talking about. But my wife suggests that a true Machiavellian would not need to tell lies.
I would have to concede that telling lies does expose the liar to perils. Take, for example,