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The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
An eminent political scientist and government official here offers witty and trenchant counsel on what leaders need to know in order to be effective—how to deal with war and crises, diplomacy, secret intelligence, political advisors, the media, and more.

“A tour de force. . . . Lord’s understanding of the workings of government, both ancient and modern, is profound, and his
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 11th 2004 by Yale University Press (first published August 11th 2003)
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Libby
Mar 20, 2010 Libby rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: policy
As someone with little familiarity with the history of political thought, I'm really enjoying this right-tilting introduction. That's probably why I'm enjoying this book so much. There's a lot of Aristotle and Marx going head to head with the occasional What Would Machiavelli Do? As a bonus, this author worships Reagan and condemns Clinton, and argues that in the West we've achieved the classless, egalitarian ideal. What a hoot!

The best is saved for last:
p226 "... the defense of liberal democrac
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Ben
May 08, 2015 Ben rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure where to begin when it comes to my disappointment with this book, but I suppose the title would be a logical place to start:

Lord calls his book The Modern Prince because he ostensibly sees it as as using Machiavelli's classic as "a point of reference for understanding the particular character and (especially) the limitations of leadership today and as a tool for shaping the elements of an art of politics to suit the needs of contemporary leaders...The Prince also serves as a literar
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Danielle Almaraz
I'm working on this right now. Thank goodness for KZ and his endless reading supply.
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