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Ce Prince, qui a bouleversé durablement l'idée de la politique, qui l'a creusée jusqu'à ses sources les plus obscures et les plus inquiétantes, a été rédigé en quelques mois, avec la fougue et l'emportement de Stendhal écrivant La Chartreuse de Parme. Ce livre "diabolique" est l'œuvre d'un homme anxieux de servir sa patrie, la cité bien-aimée de Florence, et aussi de sorti ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 185 pages
Published April 18th 2001 by Babel (first published 1532)
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Mary The prince is a frank exposition on the division between the idealism we profess and the reality that we live. My recollection is that Machiavelli…moreThe prince is a frank exposition on the division between the idealism we profess and the reality that we live. My recollection is that Machiavelli often summarizes that division in passages like the one you have quoted. He acknowledges the reality then "tempers" it by contrasting the more real - power - with the more ideal - glory.

Another quote along this line (if I remember correctly) is "We should always seek to emulate our savior, Jesus Christ, and forgive our enemies ... but if we do, we will be killed." (less)
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That single statement boys and girls is the crux at the heart of the matter resting at the bottom-line of Niccolo Machiavelli’s world-changing classic on the defining use of realpolitik in governance and foreign policy. Despite popular perception, Machiavelli, whose name has often been used as a synonym for political ASSHATery, was not arguing that it’s better to be immoral, cruel and evil than to be moral, just and good. Rather, Machiavelli was demonstrating, through reasoned analysis based on
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Huda Yahya


أعطيتُ الكتاب 3 نجوم لكثيرٍ من الأسباب
فمع إختلافي مع غالبية آراءه إلا أنني أرى ميكافيللي رجلاً شديد الذكاء ويحب وطنه إيطاليا بطريقته الخاصة
كما أنه يسمِّي الأشياء بمسمياتها وهذا ما يجعله شريفا في نظري

أتفق مع ميكافيللي في رؤيته للحياة والبشر فهو "وكما جاء في مقدمة الكتاب" كان يقول أحياناًإنه لم يكن ليقدّم بعض ما قدمه من أقوال مريرة ساخرة لو أنَّ البشر كانوا عازفين عن الشر، ولو لم يكن بعضهم في أسفل سافلين

فيقول ميكافيللي "يجب على الحاكم العاقل ألا يحفظ عهدا يكون الوفاء به ضد مصلحته ،إن هذا المبدأ
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Alex
I'm weirdly pleased that The Prince lives up to its reputation: it is indeed Machiavellian. Here's his advice on conquering self-governing states (i.e. democracies): "The only way to hold on to such a state is to reduce it to rubble." Well then.

I'd like to say that any guy whose last name becomes a synonym for evil is a badass, but Machiavelli wasn't; he was a failed minor diplomat who wrote this in a failed attempt to get reemployed. Stupid attempt, too; anyone who hired him would be advertisin
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Hossam Sadik
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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لا خلاف علي أن الكتاب صادم للغاية، عبر فيه ميكيافيللي عن أراء وأفكار سياسية تتعارض مع الكثير من المبادئ والأخلاق، نبعت فيه مواقفة من قاعدة هو من أرسى مبادئها "الغاية تبرر الوسيلة"، حيث كل شئ مباح للحكام والأمراء سعياً وراء ما أتفقت عليه رغبات البشر من نجاح وسيطرة وحكم، ففي سبيل ذلك يحق للحاكم أن يكذب وينقض عهده وينافق ويمكر لشعبه وينقلب علي من مد له يد العون وأن يغش ويخدع، ويصبح كل ذلك محمود بل ولا غني عنه للوصول للحكم والنجاح فيه.

شخصياً،أفترضت خطأ أفكاره بحجة أن حكام أمثال عمر بن الخطاب وعمر بن
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Henry Avila
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Italy in the early 1500's was a sad, dispirited land of constant wars, deaths, destructions, political betrayals, schemes of conquest by greedy aristocrats, trying to enlarge their petty Italian states, invasion by ruthless, foreign troops, from France, Spain, the Swiss, rulers being overthrown and killed, armies continuously marching, towns sacked, fires blazing, black smoke poring into the sky , mercenary soldiers, slaughtering the innocent, pestilence spreading, only the wise, the strong and ...more
Florencia
This is no Little Prince, that's for sure. You must kill the fox, burn the rose, murder the businessman, if any of them tries to take control over your princedom. There is no time to be nice! There is only time to seem to be nice. At the end of the day, it is better to be feared than loved, if you can't be both. But, keep in mind chapter 23.

The Prince was written in the 16th century, and some of its ideas are too contemporary. It is a major treatise that influenced political leaders, through his
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Foad
کتاب درمانی
به کسایی که به تحلیل سیاسی علاقه دارن.
و خصوصاً به کسایی که آرمانگرا هستن یا تصور ساده ای از عرصه ی سیاست دارن و از پیچیدگی ها و غموضش بی اطلاعن.

ماکیاولی
نیکولو ماکیاولی (١٤٦٩-١٥٢٧)، از بزرگ ترین اندیشمندان سیاسی اواخر قرون وسطا و اوایل رنسانس، به خاطر سه نظریه ش معروفه:
نخست، معیار مشروعیت حکومت، قدرت است.
"عقل نمی پذیرد که شخص مسلّح با میل و رضای خود از شخص غیر مسلّح اطاعت کند."

دوم، هدف وسیله را توجیه می کند.
"شهریار عاقل نباید از اتصاف به ظلم بترسد، وقتی که به وسیله ی آن می تواند ن
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Sidharth Vardhan


I don't know how come I never reviewed this one but recently I was visiting this friend of mine in south India, Pramod (yes, the one from goodreads), when he showed me this not-so-popular smaller piece, allegedly written by the author in his last days, 'Le Gente' and never published - for common people about how they can succeed in social life using diplomacy.

There were only twenty copies of same written in 19th century, of which Pramod's was one. Since he is a sort of book-worshipper, he won't
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Paul
Dec 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this book, Machiavelli makes his purpose clear: how to get power and keep it.

No happiness. No warm and fuzzy pats on the back. Definitely no hugs. No words of encouragement. Definitely nothing about being nice.

Being nice, in politics, in war, in struggles for power, often ends with one person winning and the other person being in prison, disgraced, exiled, or dead.

That was the context in which Machiavelli wrote this book. Italy at the time was a collection of warring states, not united. On
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli
Characters: Theseus, Alexander the Great, Louis XII, Cesare Borgia, Francesco Sforza, Niccolò Machiavelli, Pope Alexander VI
انتشاراتیها: اقبال؛ جامی، پژواک؛ روزگار نو؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: اول سپتامبر سال 1995 میلادی؛ تاریخ دومین خوانش: هشتم سپتامبر سال 1995 میلادی
عنوان: شهریار؛ نویسنده: نیکولو ماکیاوللی؛ مترجم: داریوش آشوری؛ موضوع: علوم سیاسی، اخلاق و سیاست از نویسندگان ایتالیایی در قرن 16 م
ترجمه های دیگر با همین عنوان
مترجم: محمود محمود، تهران، اقبال، 1311، در 130
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  • Two Treatises of Government
  • On Liberty
  • Capital, Vol 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
  • The Concept of the Political
  • Praise of Folly
  • The Social Contract and Discourses
  • The Wealth of Nations
  • Democracy in America
  • Utopia
  • On the Genealogy of Morals/Ecce Homo
  • Leviathan
  • Phaedrus
  • The Book of the Courtier
  • Rights of Man
  • Political Writings (Texts in the History of Political Thought)
  • The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding
  • On Law, Morality, and Politics
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Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli was an Italian political philosopher, musician, poet, and romantic comedic playwright. He is a figure of the Italian Renaissance and a central figure of its political component, most widely known for his treatises on realist political theory (The Prince) on the one hand and republicanism (Discourses on Livy) on the other.
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