The Prince
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By Niccolò Machiavelli 11 May, 2019
Machiavelli's highly influential treatise on political power. The Prince shocked Europe on publication with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccoló Machiavelli drew on his own... Read more
Machiavelli's highly influential treatise on political power. The Prince shocked Europe on publication with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccoló Machiavelli drew on his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with the lofty ideal but with a regime that would last; the Prince has become the bible of realpolitik, and it still retains its power to alarm and to instruct. Less
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Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (/ˌmækiəˈvɛli/, Italian: [nikkoˈlɔ mmakjaˈvɛlli]; 3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, writ...
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