The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

This classic work of political philosophy provides a pragmatic guide on political leadership and power, arguing that leaders must do whatever necessary to maintain authority and protect their states, even if it means compromising morality and ethics. The book explores various types of principalities, military affairs, the conduct of great leaders, and the virtues a prince should possess. It is known for its controversial thesis, which suggests that the ends justify the means in politics.

The 92nd greatest book of all time


Published
1532
Nationality
Italian
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
70-140
Words
26,000
Original Language
Italian

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