As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall.
A refreshingly accessible new translation of this timely and dynamic classic work about the corrupting effects of power FROM THE AWARD-WINNING TRANSLATOR PETER CONSTANTINE
Ambitious in scope, but also clear-eyed and pragmatic, The Discourses creates a modern theory of republic politics.
Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince is the Bible of realpolitik, a tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, and how to hold on to it in a dangerous world. How can a leader be strong? Is it better to be feared than loved?