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  • Hardcover: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Oct. 28 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521342406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521342407
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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A new translation of Machiavelli's political classic argues that the work was an attack on the advice-books for princes published by his contemporaries as well as a response to the world of Florentine politics.

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What can one say about "Old Nick" that has not been said before? The introductions to most Cambridge Texts add to the way we learn, and this one is no exception.
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Machiavellism is a name often given to politicians who have no ideals other that to get what they want, which is to achieve power. Fair enough, and I cannot argue that point. But at the same time, there are aspects of Machiavellianism, which actually is now called realpolitic more than Machiavelli, that are essential in modern politics, especially campaigning and warfare, or more appropriately, the politics of pre-war.
The crux of the author's advice to the The Prince is that it is better to be feared or respected than loved, which certainly parallels America's post-9/11 place in the world. There are times in which it is appropriate and better to be loved, but obviously this is a calculated act. It reminds me of how the Clintons did polling to determine what would be the most popular place to vacation for them with the public, or how after Moncia they "allowed" cameras to "capture" them, "cuddling" in bathing suits, or how Clinton walked into Ron Brown's funeral telling a big you-know-what-eating joke until he saw cameras, then wiped a fake tear from his eye. Pure Machiavellianism.
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People so twisted, disturbed and lonely as to use a book review as yet another excuse to lash out at a man who left office four years ago, even though the book has nothing to do with that man, may not be Machiavellian ... but they sure are pathetic. One wonders how their life got to be this empty.
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HASH(0xa4d00cf0) out of 5 stars The Price July 31 2013
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I had to buy this book for a class called War and Justice. I have since reread it multiple times. It is wonderful. A real look into Realist Politics.
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Niccolo Machiavelli, political advisor to the wealthy and powerful Medici family in Renaissance Florence, narrates this guide intended on outlining the keys to gaining and maintaining political, social and economic power throughout very turbulents times in Tuscany--specifically the competing power bases among the aristocracy of Florence and Siena in the heart of Tuscany in relation to the growing political power of the Roman Catholic Church.
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I very good read, classic literature that is very relevant in political thought today. A must read for every library.
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HASH(0xa4d02150) out of 5 stars THIS IS A TOUGH ONE July 9 2004
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Machiavellism is a name often given to politicians who have no ideals other that to get what they want, which is to achieve power. Fair enough, and I cannot argue that point. But at the same time, there are aspects of Machiavellianism, which actually is now called realpolitic more than Machiavelli, that are essential in modern politics, especially campaigning and warfare, or more appropriately, the politics of pre-war.
The crux of the author's advice to the The Prince is that it is better to be feared or respected than loved, which certainly parallels America's post-9/11 place in the world. There are times in which it is appropriate and better to be loved, but obviously this is a calculated act. It reminds me of how the Clintons did polling to determine what would be the most popular place to vacation for them with the public, or how after Moncia they "allowed" cameras to "capture" them, "cuddling" in bathing suits, or how Clinton walked into Ron Brown's funeral telling a big you-know-what-eating joke until he saw cameras, then wiped a fake tear from his eye. Pure Machiavellianism.
STEVEN TRAVERS
AUTHOR OF "BARRY BONDS: BASEBALL'S SUPERMAN"
STRAVERSCA@AOL.COM
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