Machiavelli - A Misunderstood Philosopher

Machiavelli - A Misunderstood Philosopher

by Mohammad Akmal Makhdum

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Machiavelli - A Misunderstood Philosopher by Mohammad Akmal Makhdum

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was born in and lived for Florence. He was a patriot first and last. He aspired to become and was a politician, diplomat, philosopher and writer. He was born in 1469, Florence, and died in 1527, in Florence. He could have served other masters in multiple city states in the present day Italy but he chose to serve only his homeland: Florence. He was ambitious and honest. He detested corrupt priests and devious church leaders who, in his opinion, destroyed humanity's faith in Christianity and they damaged Florence, with their treachery, deceit and hypocrisy. That stance led him to be despised by churchmen and he was declared 'satanic' by cardinals of the Catholic church. He is misunderstood and misquoted. He is quoted but 'seldom read'. He was not evil. He was honest and humane. He was a political humanist. It is time that he is restored for what he really was: a political humanist who espoused primacy of the populace, while being ruled by The honest and populace-serving Prince! This is a primer of his life and what he really said.

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BN ID: 2940158161513
Publisher: Primedia eLaunch
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Dr Mohammad Akmal Makhdum was born in Multan. He studied at Central Model School, Government College and King Edward Medical College, Lahore. After training in Psychiatry in Cambridge, he moved to Islamabad and worked with the capital authority health services. After invitation to work as psychiatrist, he moved to England to work in national health psychiatry services. He is in part time private practice now and lives in Essex with his wife and four grown up children. He co-authored Churchill’s Pocketbook of Psychiatry, wrote Meeras-e-Momin, a book of Urdu poetry, Alexander the [Not So] Great, Malignant Unhappiness and Machiavelli-a Misunderstood Philosopher. Other books of Urdu poetry and English essays are under print.

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