Nel secondo capitolo l'autrice esamina le Istorie fiorentine, cercando di definire il pensiero politico del Machiavelli
quando nel 1520 egli era giunto al punto di dover riorganizzare e chiarire le proprie idee.
Lynch suggests that what Machiavelli
ultimately envisions is a synthesis of Rome or "Europe" and "Asia," a combination of Clausewitzian commitment to the decisive battle and extensive employment of maneuver, deception, and surprise in a manner reminiscent of Sun Tzu.
, Niccolo, The Prince, David Wootton Trans.
Born in Renaissance Florence, Machiavelli
grew up in an Italy of warring city states, principalities, duchies, and corrupt popes.
This venture was never completed, though the translation of the work most dear to Kendall and most important simply was accomplished: Thoughts on Machiavelli
(Meditacion sobre Maquiavelo).
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution', said Machiavelli
in The Art Of War.
In "The Prince," Niccolo Machiavelli
provides guidance through the description of a system of relationships between a new prince and his principality.
is dead now, and unable to enjoy his royalties, his ideas live on through Bing.
was not a murderer, but the cynical advice on statecraft which he gave in his book The Prince (1509) struck Shakespeare's contemporaries as so immoral that they used the term "Machiavellian" to denote someone who despised all the laws of God and man.
Managing director Jamie Byng said: "I think people would be fascinated to see what Nick has to say about Machiavelli
offers crucial theoretical insights into the American presidency, as some of our leading scholars of the presidency have both implicitly and explicitly demonstrated.
on Modern Leadership: Why Machiavelli
's Iron Rules Are as Timely and Important Today as Five Centuries Ago (St.