It is at this point that he needs to heed Machiavelli
In chapter 2, "Machiavelli
and Spanish Imperialist Discourse in the Sixteenth Century," Howard studies how the demands of unification and expansion led to "a more practical understanding of political power" (42), hence a greater role for Machiavelli
An alternative approach understands Machiavelli
to have inaugurated an entirely new tradition by changing both the ends and means of politics.
Advancing fresh renderings of works by Machiavelli
while demonstrating how they have been misread previously, Reading Machiavelli
presents a new outlook for how politics should be conceptualized and practiced.
In the new picture of Machiavelli
Harding draws, "the sacrificial distinction between good and bad violence" is central--whether or not Machiavelli
We acknowledge the moral and social implications of Machiavelli
's recommendations to the Medici.
However, these approaches did not sufficiently stress the relationship between Machiavelli
's bellicose understanding and the hubris of violence.
How to Choose a Leader: Machiavelli
's Advice to Citizens is a commendable work by author Maurizio Viroli on the traits that citizens should look for when choosing a leader.
is out in the Tuscan countryside recruiting for a Florentine militia.
Its two-hundred-odd pages evince a conversation on the topic of Niccolo Machiavelli
's enduring and complicated legacy, some five hundred years after the composition of his best-known, though frequently misconstrued, chef d'oeuvre, The Prince, produced while exiled from his beloved Florence.
In this new book, the author rejects both the idea that Machiavelli
was a mere enthusiast of Roman republicanism and that he abandoned his republican principles in order to ingratiate himself with the Medici.