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The Prince By Machiavelli
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As the most famous analysis of statesmanship and power, this world-renowned study reveals the techniques and strategy of gaining and keeping political control. The book’s essential contribution... More > to modern political thought lies in Machiavelli's assertion of the then revolutionary idea that theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political arena. "It must be understood," Machiavelli avers, "that a prince ... cannot observe all of those virtues for which men are reputed good, because it is often necessary to act against mercy, against faith, against humanity, against frankness, against religion, in order to preserve the state." With just a little imagination, readers can discern parallels between a 16th-century principality and a 20th-century presidency.< Less
The Prince By Machiavelli
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The Prince is an influential treatise written by the political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli in 1513, which was published in 1532 - five years after his death. It essentially says that... More > theological or ethical considerations are irrelevant in political decision making. Though many of us haven't read his work, most have heard or used the word "Machiavellian" - now a pejorative adjective - to describe anyone whose ruthless self-interest guides his actions. But Machiavelli was a realist, and his theories are not evil in themselves. They describe rules that guide political decision making... Yes Stalin had The Prince on his nightstand, but it was his interpretation of the rules that made him a totalitarian scumbag. The Prince is also credited for introducing into wide usage the sayings "the end justifies the means," and "it is better to be feared than loved." Which brings to mind about half of Shakespeare's villains, who in fact were inspired by the rules in Machiavelli's The Prince.< Less
The Works of Niccolo Machiavelli By Niccolo Machiavelli
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This collection has all of the following works: Thoughts of a Statesman The Prince Discourses on the First Ten Books of Titus Livius The History of Florence Diplomatic Missions The Art of War
Machiavelli — The Tour By Kim Goldsworthy
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What if the medieval political consultant Machiavelli had promoted his book "The Prince" like today's authors do?
The New Machiavelli, By LewisH. G. CarrollWells
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The New Machiavelli By H. G. Wells
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The New Machiavelli is a 1911 novel by H. G. Wells that was serialized in The English Review in 1910. Because its plot notoriously derived from Wells's affair with Amber Reeves and satirized Beatrice... More > and Sidney Webb, it was "the literary scandal of its day." A successful author and Liberal MP with a loving and benevolent wife, Richard Remington appears to be a man to envy. But underneath his superficial contentment, he is far from happy with either his marriage or the politics of his party. The New Machiavelli describes the disarray into which his life is thrown when he meets the young and beautiful Isabel Rivers and becomes tormented by desire.< Less
The New Machiavelli By H. G. Wells
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Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fictiongenre. He was also a prolific writer in many... More > other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. -Wikipedia< Less
Machiavelli: Life & Words By Ann Kannings
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This book is an anthology of 173 quotes from Niccolo Machiavelli and 41 facts about Niccolo Machiavelli. “History is written by the victors.” “It is better to be feared than... More > loved, if you cannot be both.” “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” “Men must either be caressed or else destroyed.” “War is not so to be avoided, but is only deferred to your disadvantage.” “A man who wishes to profess at all times will come to ruin among so many who are not good.” Niccolo Machiavelli was a founder of modern political science. "The Prince" is based on his diplomatic experience and his reading of ancient history. In 1502 Niccolo Machiavelli got married and had 4 sons and 2 daughters. Niccolo Machiavelli was a good father and an affectionate but unfaithful husband. As the author of the comedy Mandragola, Niccolo Machiavelli has been acclaimed the equal of Moliere. Joseph Stalin read The Prince and annotated his own copy.< Less
MACHIAVELLI, Pastor or Pimp? By Laramanda Williams
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Hard to classify in terms of genre, "Machiavelli, Pastor or Pimp?" meshes religion, politics, money, greed, lust, power, mystery and intrigue. It is the story of a prominent and influential... More > pastor gone bad, and the ripple effect upon his congregation and those closely aligned with him. This book delves into the deepest part of our spiritual thinking to reveal not only our motives for serving God, but the true 'gods' we may be serving. Not for the faint at heart, this book will challenge any idol god we may serve.< Less
MACHIAVELLI, Pastor or Pimp? By Laramanda Williams
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Hard to classify in terms of genre, "Machiavelli, Pastor or Pimp?" meshes religion, politics, money, greed, lust, power, mystery and intrigue. It is the story of a prominent and influential... More > pastor gone bad, and the ripple effect upon his congregation and those closely aligned with him. This book delves into the deepest part of our spiritual thinking to reveal not only our motives for serving God, but the true 'gods' we may be serving. Not for the faint at heart, this book will challenge any idol god we may serve.< Less

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