Machiavelli?s Advice to America

Machiavelli?s Advice to America

Leaders of the world are not just a regular breed of individuals. In present days, the United States citizens elect representatives through a very precautious procedure; people know if the wrong person were to get into office they could cause a downfall of a nation. Not all of Machiavelli?s principles of a leader are strongly practiced in today?s world, yet when revised many compare incredibly to the way the American government is governed.
In The Qualities of the Prince, Machiavelli discusses a number of traits that he believes a prince or ruler of his time must have to be safe, successful, and loved by his people. Machiavelli believed in exploring both sides of an issue, ?the art of war and the art of life, liberality and stinginess, cruelty and clemency, the fox and the lion? (36). Most of his instances have something to do with war, he is very repetitive in many of his believed traits and he stands firm with them by giving many examples. By reading The Qualities of a Prince it is very easy to assume that Machiavelli was brilliant in his thoughts during his time, this leaves one

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