Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World

by Erica Benner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393355819
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 624,063
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Erica Benner lives in Berlin. She is the author of several books, including Machiavelli’s Ethics and Machiavelli’s Prince: A New Reading. Formerly a Fellow at Yale University, Benner taught for many years at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae vii

Maps xi

Preface xiii

1 The Importance of Good Faith 1

2 Take Nothing on Authority 7

3 Do Not Be Deceived by False Glory 13

4 Beware of Doctors 24

5 Have No Fear of Giants 34

6 How to Speak of Princes 41

7 Recover Your Freedom 51

8 The Way to Paradise 67

9 So Blinded Are You by Present Greed 95

10 Build Dykes and Dams 122

11 Fortune Loves Impetuous Young Men 148

12 How to Win 178

13 Measure Yourself and Limit Your Hopes 207

14 Be Like the Fox 231

15 Simulate Stupidity 252

16 Imagine a True Republic 270

17 Never Give Up 292

Aftermath 315

Notes 319

Bibliography 339

Acknowledgements 349

Index 351

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