Political Criticism Of The Prince Machiavelli

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Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was born May 3, 1469. He was an Italian writer, politician, and philosopher who’s considered very influential in modern political science. He was secretary of the Second Chancery in the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici, with help from Pope Julius II used Spanish troops to defeat the Florentines. After the Medici took power, they accused Machiavelli of conspiracy against them and soon after he was captured and tortured. The next month after his imprisonment, Pope Julius II died, and Machiavelli obtained amnesty and got sent into house arrest where he wrote many books including his masterpiece The Prince. The Prince was published five years after the death of Maciavelli. In 1532 even when all his books were banned by the Catholic Church. For many years, Machiavelli was considered satanic and some even called him the antichrist.…show more content…
There are multiple theories about why maciavelli wrote The Prince. To some scholars, The Price was the way from Machiavelli to ask for a job while showing his experience in the political field, but for others it is just a great piece where Machiavelli wanted to share his ideas about leadership, ethics, and forms of power. I belive that this book can give great advice on how to be a good leader; his writing was accurate in his time, but the society was not ready yet for it. The Prince is a book that can be considered a guide on how to obtain power and how to keep it. In the first chapters, Machiavelli defines various types of principalities and princes. Subsequently, he describes how people obtain power in different ways, and argues that there are multiple options to obtain the same goal; it depends on the leader who is making the decisions. The most known portions of the book come after chapter 14, where he gives advice and instructions for leaders who want to be in power and how to keep
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