Friday, October 14, 2016
Niccolo Machiavelli, author of The Prince, is known as the father of modern statecraft because he advised sixteenth-century princes to disregard accepted standards of virtue and "enter into evil when necessary." He recognized no higher authority than the state. He believed that virtue was whatever allowed the prince to survive politically. While it is better for the prince to be feared than loved, he should avoid being hated, as that could jeopardize his power. Best of all is to ruthlessly pursue power while appearing upright.The prince is a plan for seizing and holding power. Even today it is a realistic plan to become president of the United States of America.. Machiavelli set down a plan on leadership that was practical, not idealistic.This book is must reading for every politician on power politics.
The Clinton's have not only read the Prince but have memorized it, as they are about to become the leaders of the most powerful country in the world for a second time by using these principles. Pick up a copy of The Prince at your local library and you will see the tactics used by the Clinton's all through the book.