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The Prince / Edition 1by Niccolo Machiavelli, Robert M. Adams
Pub. Date: 10/28/1977
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Machiavelli was a man of action, a patriot, devout. He wrote THE PRINCE to describe how a leader could unite Italy and put a stop to the
Machiavelli cut his political teeth during the Renaissance, a time of intense hatred between Italian city states. His book, thought cynical and pessimistic by later generations, struck his contemporaries as eminently sane.
Machiavelli was a man of action, a patriot, devout. He wrote THE PRINCE to describe how a leader could unite Italy and put a stop to the senseless conflict.
"He wrote of people only as he found them. He started from the principle that human nature does not change, and argued for a political system based on man as he is, not as he should be."
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