Analysis Of The Tyrannical Philosophies Of The Arab Spring

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The Tyrannical Philosophies of The Arab Spring
Both Niccolo Machiavelli 's “The Prince” Étienne de La Boéties work “The Politics of Obedience” discuss the philosophical views behind a tyrant and the effect of this political structure on the people being ruled. While Machiavelli seems to focus on the techniques tyrants use to maintain power keep their elite status, La Boéties discusses the approach from the point of view of the people being ruled over. Both pieces give the audience an insight into the possible reasons tyrants can maintain power and how they can lose it.
One famous metaphor Machiavelli uses to demonstrate the possible characteristics of a tyrant is through his description of the necessity for a successful tyrant to maintain a
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In addition, Machiavelli believes a Tyrant must be able to act upon the wickedness of peoples deceitful nature and act with force to situations where he senses a disadvantageous outcome. However, although the author seems to discuss the Tyrant as a powerful and deceitful character, Machiavelli believes that although a tyrant may harbor the qualities of both a wolf and a lion, he must also be careful of his portrayal to the general public. He must be able to balance a virtuous image to his people while maintaining a powerful position or there is likely to be a sense of abusive power and opposition to the tyrant. One of the possible ways of maintaining a virtuous image presented by Machiavelli is through the Tyrants …show more content…
Mubarak 's attempt to act as a lion lead to the widespread of police brutality and the existence of abuse of the people through acts such as torture. Although the Mubarak regime denied such claims, domestic and international groups provided cellphone videos or first-hand accounts of hundreds of cases of police brutality. As a result, uproar spread throughout the country as the Egyptian protesters focused on the legal and political issues and demanded “the end of the Mubarak regime and emergency law, freedom, justice, a responsive non-military government and a voice in managing Egypt 's

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