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Machiavelli: A Beginner's Guide

(Oneworld Beginners' Guides)

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Machiavelli has been among the most commented upon, criticized and feared thinkers of the modern world. Infamous for his support of brutality and repression as valid political instruments, he is often portrayed as the pantomime villain of political theorists. In this whirlwind tour of Machiavelli’s writings and eventful life, Nederman highlights the complexities in his tho ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Oneworld Publications (first published 2009)
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Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was ok
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I bought this on impulse from the clearance section of a local retailer. I am glad I did, even if I don't rate it highly. I'm not sure I'd have been as content to say that had I paid full cover price for it though (I paid £2, RRP was £9.99).

That said, I found the topic interesting and consider having read the book that I know more about the subject now than I did before reading, so I guess that can't really be that bad.

If there is any fault to be found, it was that my expectations - based on th
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