Machiavelli A biography and analysis of The Prince…

…“The Prince” is a manual for those who wish to win and keep power. The Renaissance was awash in such how-to guides, but Machiavelli’s was different. To be sure, he counsels a prince on how to act toward his enemies, using force and fraud in war. But his true novelty resides in how we should think about our friends. It is at the book’s heart, in the chapter devoted to this issue, that Machiavelli proclaims his originality.

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The political philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli wrote “The Prince” as a manual on leadership and governing during the late Italian Renaissance, a time of feuding family dynasties and warring city-states. But even though 500 years have passed, and the world is a very different place, “The Prince” somehow feels as relevant as ever in modern culture and politics.

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

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Yet you, Mr. President, have been both ruthless and prudent — just what I prescribed in “The Prince.” You Russians have distilled my wisdom into a pithy phrase: Kto kovo — who dominates whom? And you have beautifully executed my central idea. I never preached violence to the max, but the “economy of force” — how to get more with less. The Crimean caper was a masterpiece of smart power politics.

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In this , we pair Machiavelli’s “The Prince” with the Times Opinion article “Why Machiavelli Still Matters” by John T. Scott and Robert Zaretsky.