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    I would choose Niccoló Machiavelli to be the other student in my tutorial, Political Science: The Methods of Ruling. Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, who is best known for his work, The Prince. In this handbook, he argues that a prince or political figure needs to be cunning and ruthless in order to maintain his power. He also claims that it is better for a prince to be feared than loved by his people. Morally, I disagree with these assertions and a plethora of other principles that he acknowledges in his handbook, for history has displayed countless times that the people will rise up to overthrow a ruthless and feared leader; however, they will unconsciously obey a loved leader. This disparity between our opinions is beneficial, for disagreement…

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    Niccolo Machiavelli, an Italian Renaissance historian, in the novel “The Prince and Other Writings” states that a prince Must have a balance of how he acts towards his people in order to be a successful leader. First, Machiavelli establishes, that a prince can be generous but must be careful, for too much generosity may lead to disorder. Then the author elucidates that a prince must be feared and loved, but to be feared has a greater benefit because humans will break the bond of love when…

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    Niccolo Machiavelli and The Prince Introduction Niccolo Machiavelli is a famous statesman, thinker and one of the founders of modern political science. He was born in the year 1469 at Florence. That is the age of political chaos. The whole country was separated to city governments。In this case, he wrote his masterpiece, The Price, which to be as much praised as blamed. Machiavelli used terse and forceful words elaborate his argument, which had a profound influence in history. There is no…

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    Machiavelli: Republic and Principality Best Fit for the People Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most influential political thinkers of all time. In his two works, The Prince and The Discourses, he presents ways to successfully form and run both a Republic and a Principality by tying them with the fate to the people. In The Prince, Machiavelli discusses how a ruler can gain power regardless of his morals. While in The Discourses, he talks about how the public should be implemented into a…

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    Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian historian, philosopher, writer, politician and diplomatic. He based his knowledge on the vernacular literary tradition and the Latin classics, using them not in a formal way but as models of life and political behaviour. Machiavelli was against the ideas of Savonarola, the very strict Dominican friar of the city of Florence, who had an important power during the rule of Lorenzo de' Medici. Years after Savonarola’s death (1498), Machiavelli…

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    “To be feared is better than to be loved” this absolutely, to this day, a wise way to rule. Let us not either confuse fear with hatred because they are completely different. The mass can change their minds about who they love based on any accusations from one day to the next. If one is loved more than feared, people could start to take advantage of the ruler and eventually lead to a collapsed domain. When a prince is feared rather than loved, people would respect their ruler intensively and they…

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    On May 3, 1469, Niccolo Machiavelli, arguably one of the greatest Italian Politicians of all time, was born. The young historian was born into a wealthy family of five, with whom he shared his love for reading. Known predominantly for his work The Prince, Machiavelli was one of the utmost writers of the Renaissance. He gained this title through hard work and determination that never seemed to be absent in his many different careers. Little is known about the great Italian writer, Niccolo…

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    Thomas Hobbes and Niccolo Machiavelli, both grappling with regional instability and constant war, arrive at different frameworks for handling man’s inherent propensity for conflict from very similar models of human behavior. Hobbes, watching his fellow countrymen fight each other during the English Civil War, decided that humans perpetually desire more power to secure their well-being and therefore incline toward warfare as a means to achieve this. Machiavelli, similarly accustomed to the…

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    the importance of God (“Humanism” par.1). Basically, God put a brain in our heads for a very simple reason – to use it. The center of the Renaissance was located in Florence, Italy and Humanism grew directly out of it. Niccolo Machiavelli was at the center of it all. Machiavelli was born in 1469 in Florence, Italy. He attended the University of Florence and was given a full humanist education. He got a job as the secretary to the Second Chancery in Florence and became a diplomat. He traveled…

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    In the book The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli discussed how certain characteristics were needed in order to make a leader successful. It has been argued that these same characteristics could be use to describe any successful leader in modern society no matter the population or the field in which they are working in. I agree with Machiavelli, the characteristics that he discussed are all needed in order to become a great leader. Machiavelli stated that leaders should have the support of the people,…

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