Machiavellis Prince: Relevance Today
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... Machiavelli’s Prince: Relevance Today. Machiavelli’s Prince is intended to be a practical guide for the Renaissance rulers of sixteenth century Italy. As such, its relevance, as a whole, to today’s modern world is debatable. As it is directed towards the absolute, autocratic rule of principalities, it does not contain much application for the largely well-informed, democracy-inclined, internet-connected citizens of the twenty-first century. However, Machiavelli’s treatise contains several valuable pointers as to the ideal characters of a neophyte ruler. Personally, as the ruler of my own country, I would adopt Machiavelli’s recommendation to maintain foresight and flexibility of character, and some...