The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli

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The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli, he’s the father behind all the political theory that leads to become one of the first works of modern political philosophy these days. “The Prince”, is one of the book that Machiavelli wrote based on the common view in which the truth are considered to be more important than any abstract concerning how to consider politics and ethics at the same time. Machiavelli inspiration was influence by his own fascination with power and desire for an independent Italy, and this made his words and explanations analyzed the power and the way Italy could gain enough power to keep control and become its own state. Machiavelli literally wrote “The Prince” to dedicated this book to the prince of Florence Lorenzo De Medici as a guide book for him and urges him to read his work and follow its advice written, to promote himself into Italy’s political life.

I do agree with Niccolo Machiavelli on his perspective on his work “The Prince”, he believes that a prince should be a ruthless man and he also argues that a prince should behave without emotion in order to maximize his country’s power, which I think it’s a very good idea . In my perspective, Machiavelli is a great example of being independent and he is a very realistic person. He’s not only with the power of a lion, but also cunning as a fox. He believed a necessity of strong leadership and very calculative strategic move. Because I think by agreeing in Machiavelli’s sense and his thoughts on the rules of power encompass the struggles for power from back in the sixteenth century till now and everything seems to make sense, if not my country will be invaded and be conquered by others. According to Machiavelli, “Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.” This is one of my favorite quote that it also applies to “The Prince”, everything in this world, if it comes to our realization it could become beneficial and one must be smart enough to be sneaky to know...