The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
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This is a beautifully designed, 6"x9" edition of Niccolo Machiavelli's classic, "The Prince." Translated, with an astute introduction, by the leading Machiavelli scholar W. K. Marriott. Hugely influential, "The Prince" is must-reading for all students of political philosophy and history.

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NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI was born in Florence in 1469. In 1498, he was appointed Second Chancellor of the Florentine Republic; in 1501, he was imprisoned and tortured when the Medici returned to Florence. Upon his release, he retired to his farm to study and write.
Published March 29, 2004 by 96 pages
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Machiavelli approaches the entire subject objectively: “A prince, therefore, must be indifferent to the charge of cruelty if he is to keep his subjects loyal and united.” Machiavelli creates a handbook that rulers even today would benefit from reading.

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The National Interest

As Lord suggests in a footnote, his book can be understood as arising from Harvey Mansfield's Taming the Prince (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993), as it traces, through modern thought and practice, the institutionalization of the Machiavellian insight that everything, even domestic policy, i...

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