EWL Book Editorials--

Monday, October 24, 2005

The Prince by Machiavelli (Italian, 1532)

Philosophical essay on the science of statecraft, often called a guidebook for dictators.


  • The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli is a philosophical guideline on how to attain and maintain power.

    In this book, Machiavelli explains strategies kings and in this case, princes should use in order to keep their power. He uses historical examples as well as educated speculation of how the individual human mind works as well as how it does in a nation.

    I found this book to be quite interesting. The tactics Machiavelli uses could be compared to Richard The Third by Shakespeare. This book is not for the weak minded, if you like to know how the human mind works and how to exploit it, this is the book for you. My advice for anyone doing a report on this book, stick with it, it'll teach you many life lessons and will serve you well.

    By Blogger KahlM, at 1:15 PM  

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