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The Prince

Niccolò Machiavelli

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The Prince (1532) is a guide to success in statecraft for heads of state, whom author Niccolò Machiavelli refers to as “princes” throughout the text. Machiavelli argues that princes should cultivate the appearance of virtue, but that they should be willing to abandon kindness, mercy, and honesty as needed in order to retain and expand their power...

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PREVIEW

The Prince (1532) is a guide to success in statecraft for heads of state, whom author Niccolò Machiavelli refers to as “princes” throughout the text. Machiavelli argues that princes should cultivate the appearance of virtue, but that they should be willing to abandon kindness, mercy, and honesty as needed in order to retain and expand their power...