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  • Machiavelli's Way Of Freedom Or Path To Tyranny Analysis

    In the article “Subdue the Senate: Machiavelli’s Way of Freedom or Path to Tyranny” author John P. McCormick sets out to make the distinction between tyranny and civic leadership. McCormick states that Machiavelli “was fully aware of the tension between leaderly initiative and popular rule…” McCormick points out the conflict in Machiavelli’s argument by stating “How can a single individual follow Machiavelli's advice about favoring the people over the few without becoming a tyrant in the process?” he goes on to argue that if a leader can achieve this then the next obstacle is how this same leader can avoid catering to the elite or the grandi as Machiavelli referred to them. In the article McCormick argues that Machiavelli “advises astute leaders…

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  • The Three Forms Of Government In Ancient Greece

    determined by their wealth and social status. Oligarchies died down around the same time as ancient Greece. Ancient Greece was the most common place for them. Though there are few Oligarchies still around, it is not anything like it was in Ancient Greece. Tyranny is another form of government in Ancient Greece. Tyranny is when one person rules over all. In 6th Century BC many states were ruled by Tyrants. It is not like Monarchy though. In Monarchy people are born into power. Tyrants were put…

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  • Aristotle's Tyranny System

    group in charge puts their own opinions or beliefs before the mass’. It is very evident from history that tyrannical governments ended badly. Some countries went as far as making it nearly impossible for a tyrant to take control. Aristotle believed that if this tyrannical type of government took over a state, it would be the beginning of the end. This type of rule could and will eventually lead to the end of any society because the people and well-being of the state are getting put second to the…

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  • Peisistratus's Polis

    Peisistratus’s sons were not known for much except for their deaths. Hipparchus was assassinated which spiraled Hippias into a cruel and bitter rule until he was eventually overthrown by Sparta’s leader. This is commonly known as the end of The Age of Tyrants, however it was not the end of other tyrants’ rule . Throughout the years of being ruled under different tyrants under Solon’s constitution and the effects of Peisistratus’s rule left Athenians of all kinds with a strong sense of…

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  • The Arab Spring In Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

    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…

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  • Napoleon And Stalin In George Orwell's Animal Farm

    Napoleon, From Revolutionary to Murderer Over ten million people were put into the Russian gulags under Stalin’s rule. Stalin was one of the most horrible dictators of all time. How could Orwell represent such a terrible dictator? In Animal Farm, he represents Stalin with Napoleon. Napoleon displays a large variety of tyrannical qualities, but he was not always like that. Napoleon evolves as a tyrant over the course of the book, largely because he gains more power. At the beginning of the book,…

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  • The Cid And Cinna Analysis

    is their job, whether they may agree with the decisions being made or not. This is much different from today, where everyone is critical of our president, no matter who is in office. This criticism begins with the president, and spirals all the way down to city mayors and public office persons. Several lines later, Arias again states, “You should redoubt the power of a king…Remember, kings wish to be absolute.” This, as Corneille writes constitutes a bad king. This not only exemplifies a…

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  • Making Of Tyrant

    The Making-of a Tyrant When it comes to talk about this phenomenon, one of the most difficult task is to get rid of the ideologies, words or phrases that have become and automatic part of today’s daily-life vocabulary that most people do not realize how meaningless they might be, but whenever uttered by some politicians or written on some mainstream media they take such an enormous meaning. As a case in point, in modern usage, ‘tyrant’ portrays an image of a cruel or oppressive ruler; and with…

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  • Macbeth As A Tyrant

    When Macbeth is first introduced, he is talked about with only the highest respect and honour, but as the story progresses this quickly changes. In William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy of Macbeth words of praise devolve into words of hatred and spite. Through out the play Macbeth 's esteem and pride are used against him, pushing him into committing evil acts. While he can be considered a bloody tyrant, he is not to blame for his actions as he 's merely an unknowing pawn of evil forces. Firstly,…

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  • Is Macbeth A Tyrant

    Macbeth was a power hungry tyrant, who wanted control of everything that stood in his path. He was afraid of losing his power, which eventually led to his demise. Macbeth was a respected Scottish war hero that was the architect of his own tragedy, starting when the prophecy is unveiled to him. Macbeth's tragic reign of tyranny and downfall, took place in a series of three different phases. The first phase is guilt, which sets in directly after murdering Duncan, for Macbeth to obtain the title of…

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