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By Maquiavel. Deter-me-ei somente sobre os principados, retramando sobre a tela acima urdida e discutindo de que modo podem eles ser governados e preservados.
Com efeito, um principado novo apresenta dificuldades. Aquele que. Upload Sign In Join. Home Books Politics. Create a List. Download to App. Length: pages 2 hours. Related Categories. III Dos principados mistos De principatibus mixtis Com efeito, um principado novo apresenta dificuldades. Start your free 30 days. Page 1 of 1. While I understand that his take is controversial, I have to tell you, it makes sense. It's not nice, but it is practical.
The Prince. Niccolo Machiavelli. Our book club chose this classic of how to get and keep political power because it was an election year. What surprised several of us was how mild it seemed. We decided we were no longer idealistic and had lived too long to be shocked at what lengths a man in power will go to maintain that power.
Moeilijke lectuur. Han indleder med at sige at arvestater er meget lettere at bevare end nyerhvervede stater. Thought rereading this might shed some light on the Trump presidency until I realized that there is a crucial difference between realpolitik and realityTVpolitiking. If I were more of a historian I would have been able to dive deeper into this book. Missing some context, I struggled with a few bits and pieces of Machiavelli's statements, but the rest of his ideas and examples are pretty easy to follow.
I see how this book, in the hands of the wrong person, could lead to cruelties, however, I also totally see what the book is getting at, and I enjoyed reading it. This is a book that has been sitting on the shelf of my set of Great Books of the Western World since before I started college.
That and the fact that it was written in the 's surely qualify it as a TOME. It is a very short book which made great changes in the thinking about political statecraft. His book is a frank discussion of the use of immoral means to achieve the goals of The Prince. For Machiavelli the sole goal of the Prince was to obtain power and hold it. Using historical models he sets out the most effective means to attain this end. The nobles and the people are the two forces that hold political power in the State as he sees it.
Machiavelli goes into detail about how to deal with each of these. The nobles have their own bases of power and act in their pursuit of their own interests. For this reason it is important for the Prince that they fear him rather than love him. In his discussion on fortresses he makes the statement that the best fortress is the love of the people. A state that is prosperous and ruled fairly is the best way to achieve the love of the people. The Prince must also cultivate the love of the people through great achievements building a charisma that draws them to him.
The art of war is a very important part of Machiavelli's discussion. Mercenaries are the most dangerous troops to use. They fight for their own reasons and are only loyal to the Prince as long as he is able to pay them. Auxiliary troops drawn from the people are more likely to remain loyal as long as their love for the Prince is constant. Machiavelli's ideas inaugurated modern politics and statecraft.
His was original and unencumbered by the ideas of the past. He established new rules for the practice of statecraft. He was excoriated for his immorality but his ideas quickly gained precedence. Many of the principles set forth by Machiavelli appeared in the actions of the rulers in that war. They used mercenaries to a great extent and were often ruined by them.
Morality was absent in their dealings with each other. They practiced the code of attaining power that Machiavelli established. His very name has become, like that of Hobbes and Nietzsche, a byword for a cold, brutal ruthlessness.
It's even said on the Wiki that he helped make "Old Nick" a term for the Devil something the introduction to my edition denies and political philosopher Leo Strauss called him "the teacher of evil. In a letter Machiavelli claimed his "little work" it's less than a hundred pages in paperback was designed to examine the state, "discussing what a principality is, what kinds there are, how they are acquired, how they are maintained, why they are lost.
And given my lack of sympathy for utopian schemes, you'd think this would be more to my taste. Yet in some ways I see both approaches as similar. Both sorts of thinking believe that ends justify the means. Utopian schemes from Plato to Mao willingly bend humans like pretzels to fit their ideals--Machiavelli wants his rulers to manipulate, deceive, and force his subjects to his ends, without worrying about whether the means are moral. Without caring about principles, what's left is just naked power.
So why rate this so high? Well, I at least appreciate Machiavelli's style compared to that of so many political thinkers. One thing at least all commentators agree on is that his writing is succinct and lucid--and memorable. Hard to forget such precepts as "politics has no relation to morals" and "it is better to be feared than loved" and "a prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise" and "Fortune is a woman, and if you want to stay on top of her, you have to knock her around.
Fun and chilling to read at the same time--and great insight into politics and the minds of many politicians. And given Machiavelli's experience as a diplomat and head of a militia, and his deep pragmatism, it's not like even principled statesman working for their ideals should ignore his advice--if only as a warning.
The Prince is filled with advice for leaders hoping to hold on to their positions. This book does a great job at describing situations of power and statesmanship. He gives advice based on the example of many leaders who came before, especially those in Italy. I loved reading this while watching Game of Thrones.
So much of the advice is applicable. The show is all about vying for the throne and multiple people desperately maneuvering to get closer to the power. The book is all about the different ways of ruling, gaining favor, ruling with fear, etc. I loved seeing how the advice in The Prince was so perfectly mirrored in the different actions of characters on GOT.
Every Lord or Prince in GOT takes a different route in their struggle for power and each one is like an example acting out the pros and cons of the advice in The Prince. If he is only feared there is always the chance of disloyalty and revolt.
If he is only loved than people might not respect his leadership and will rise against him. It is a difficult decision to make. One must almost always chose between making your subjects love you or fear you and that decision is at the heart of this book. I enjoyed reading about the different ruling styles and once again realized that not much has changed in politics.
But one who, in opposition to the people, becomes a prince by the favour of the nobles, ought, above everything, to seek to win the people over to himself, and this he may easily do if he takes them under his protection. Because men, when they receive good from him of whom they were expecting evil, are bound more closely to their benefactor; thus the people quickly become more devoted to him.
A book still relevant today in the 21th century. Even if some of the described techniques are neither adviseable nor morally and legally possible in today's society. I'm weirdly pleased that The Prince lives up to its reputation: it is indeed Machiavellian. Here's his advice on conquering self-governing states i. I'd like to say that any guy whose last name becomes a synonym for evil is a badass, but Machiavelli wasn't; he was a failed minor diplomat who wrote this in a failed attempt to get reemployed.
Stupid attempt, too; anyone who hired him would be advertising that he espoused Machiavellian values. This book was published. And as he himself advises, "A leader doesn't have to possess virtuous qualities, but it's imperative that he seem to possess them.
I hope to match that effect with my first novel. Working title: "Unicorns are Pretty. It's not because it's great advice; it sortof isn't. I think it's because it's just a ton of fun to read. It's chock full of over-the-top quotes like the ones above. It's really funny. Which brings up a recurring topic for debate: did he intend for this to be taken seriously, or is it satire? I think it's the former: mixed in with the zany stuff is a fair amount of common-sense advice.
He could certainly have included that to make the zany stuff pop more, or to camouflage it a bit, but I prefer to think he meant the whole thing seriously. And it's not like any of it is advice someone hasn't followed at some point.
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By Maquiavel. Deter-me-ei somente sobre os principados, retramando sobre a tela acima urdida e discutindo de que modo podem eles ser governados e preservados. Com efeito, um principado novo apresenta dificuldades. Aquele que.
The article argues that Machiavelli was a tragic thinker. After a brief introduction to the key aspects of a tragic view of the world, I offer, in the first section, evidence that the author of The Prince could have reached this view from the sources available to his intellectual circle. O que implica que os destinos eram costurados ao acaso, de modo cego, sem necessariamente premiar o justo ou castigar o injusto. O acaso era primordial e constitutivo. Muitos comentadores discutiram o naturalismo no pensamento de Maquiavel. Ambos eram amigos do pai de Maquiavel Brown, b , p. Para Brown a , p.