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  • Necessary For A Prince
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    The Skill of Running a State Among the most widely read of the Renaissance thinkers was Niccolo Machiavelli. Born in Florence, Italy in 1469, he became a politician who retired from public service and devoted the proceeding years to writing about history, political philosophy, and even plays. His political philosophy's concentrated on the skills required for successfully running a state. Machiavelli focused on the way things are, rather than the way things ought to be. In 1513, Machiavelli wrote...
  • Present Day Politician To Success
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    "Cruel to be kind" is a clich often used in modern society. It suggests using rather harsh means in order to accomplish benevolent ends. For example a parent grounds his or her child for a month after the child is caught smoking. The child thinks the punishment austere, but the parent inflicted the penalty to show the child that smoking is unhealthy and that he or she is breaking the law. Niccolo Machiavelli wrote "The Qualities of the Prince" to demonstrate how a ruler should rule and be succes...
  • Success Through The Ways The Princes
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    Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3, 1469. He was a man who lived in Florence. He worked as a diplomat and grew up to be a lawyer and politician. As he grew up, he took office until the Medici took power and pushed him out of office. In 1512 to 1527, he was kicked out of office again and this led to his in-depth view of the politics at that time. When he wrote The Prince he was determined to regain the favors of the Medici Family and to help other rulers keep their power. This was intended to ...
  • Time Of Art
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    Medici Part 1 Essay The Renaissance was a time of art, creativity, and "rebirth" of the society. In addition, some examples of "The Courtier" and "The Prince" create a good image of this time and show examples of skills needed to become more of a leader. Machiavelli, the Godfather of Realpolitik, wrote the first modern manual for leadership, "The Prince". In this book he describes how a prince should properly act, decide, and rule while laying low to the public. Furthermore, the prince should be...
  • Borgia And Pope Alexander VI
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    Throughout Machiavelli's analysis of the princes in The Prince and The Discourses, his criterion for success is founded on the idea of balance between a number of elements (both at the individual and system level), mobilization of resources for success and adaptation to the constantly changing environment. In terms of the prince's qualities Machiavelli aspires to the creation of order and evaluates the success of the prince on his ability to balance: virtue and vice, shame and glory, opportunity...
  • Private Morality And Political Success
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    Niccol'o Machiavelli is known to be one of the best-known political philosophers of the Renaissance period. Machiavelli is also known for being a historian, writer, statesman, and diplomat. His most recognized work, The Prince, was written in 1513 and published in 1532. The book is a guide for obtaining and maintaining political power which emphasized using any tactics to force people to obey and overcome enemies. He also wrote other political works such as History of Florence and Discourses Upo...

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