A book review of ‘The Prince’ by Niccolo' Machiave
This essay A book review of ‘The Prince’ by Niccolo' Machiave has a total of 1023 words and 5 pages.
A book review of ‘The Prince’ by Niccolo\' Machiavelli, explaining, in particular, what the book reveals about Rule Of Law.
‘This Barbarian tyranny stinks in all nostrils’ – one of the last lines of ‘The Prince’, a book written by Niccolo\' Machiavelli in 1513, which was primarily intended to serve as a guide to Lorenzo Di Medici’s Government to permit Italy to be free of foreign occupation and invasions. Lorenzo did not accept to abide with this guide and this book was later (1959) listed on the Pope’s Index of Prohibited Books. Today, ‘The Prince’, remains one of the most important works in Western political thought and had also been a point of reference for studies and suggestions for great world leaders such as: Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Louis the 14th, Napolean, Bismark and Kennedy.
Much of the text is related to ‘...how such states (Princedoms) are to be governed and maintained’. In it, Machiavelli analysis\'s the various types of monarchies, analysis\'s of the different types of states, how they may be obtained, and how they should be ruled. He also describes how power is seized and retained, how to rule the military forces and, the essence of his work, how a prince should act in all circumstances in order to accomplish these tasks. Machiavelli tried to construct a society that decreases exploitation and increases the well being of the populace. People are always ready to change masters since people only care about their personal conveniences. The noble people, or barons, are those who can easily give power to the Prince, but they can easily chop off his head since they have a share of his power. So the least threatening people are the common people, and a ruler should have faith in his citizenry since upon finding their land threatened by external forces, the Prince can rely on their capabilities. Therefore, it is important that a ruler is able to create laws that do not need to be altered. And here Machiavelli pointed out the example of Sparta, which was able to maintain its self for eight hundred years without changing any law. He argues that if the Prince can commit himself to these laws, and therefore not taking people’s wives and property, then he will not be assassinated, can remain powerful, and will have the support of his citizens in times of war. Therefore, Rule of Law is the ‘magic-wand’.
Rule of Law is the principle that laws should govern the country and not men. Laws of our own making and not the cruel edicts of tyrant dictators that are made solely for their own benefits so as they manage power how they want. The rule of law also means that people do not have to answer to the arbitrary decisions of governmental officials, instead, they guide their actions by what is prohibited by a clearly defined law. Government officials can be compared to the ‘Prince’ in Machiavelli’s work as presenting a desirable front of society. Yet, unfortunately, once they are behind the confines of their castle, they are free to exploit and abuse their powers, as they think necessary, either for personal or national gain. A perfect example of this exploitation would be the following: President Clinton when he was found guilty of the charges brought before the White House, the rule of law requires that he should be removed from the Presidential position. However, going against the rule of law, a system of polls was invented to show that the people did not want President Clinton to be removed. In fact, the ‘rule of the majority’ won, overriding the Rule of Law – a major breakdown in the constitution.
Machiavelli also advises that free republics are the ones that are difficult to occupy since they have been accustomed to their own liberty ‘…so the safest way is to destroy them or to reside there.’ Iraq would be a straightforward project for Machiavelli.
‘Those accustomed to live under a Prince, and his line is extinguished, he argued, it will be impossible for the citizens, used, on the one hand, to obey, and deprived, on the other, of their old ruler, to agree to choose a leader from among themselves; and as they know not how to live as freemen, and
Topics Related to A book review of ‘The Prince’ by Niccolo' Machiave
Gaming, Philosophy, Italian politicians, Machiavellianism, The Prince, Niccol Machiavelli, Humanities, Merchant Prince, Political philosophy, Republic, Machiavelli, Frederick the Great
Essays Related to A book review of ‘The Prince’ by Niccolo' Machiave
Moll FlandersMoll Flanders Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed, vanity, and repentance. Theme is defined as an underlying or essential subject of artistic representation. These three themes play an important role in the development of the story of Moll Flanders. The first theme, greed, is shown in Moll’s acts of prostitution. Moll turns to thievery in many instances to support herself. She also allows her morals to disintegrate; a result of her greediness. Moll’s first act of pr
Moll Flanders: ThemesMoll Flanders: Themes Three recurring themes in Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe are greed, vanity, and repentance. Theme is defined as an underlying or essential subject of artistic representation. These three themes play an important role in the development of the story of Moll Flanders. The first theme, greed, is shown in Moll\'s acts of prostitution. Moll turns to thievery in many instances to support herself. She also allows her morals to disintegrate; a result of her greediness. Moll\'s first
5 Court Cases5 Court Cases I. Name and Citation STATE OF FLORIDA, versus SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA II. Key Facts In this complaint, the the Tribe was operating electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of games of chance and that such operations constituted class III gaming as defined by IGRA. These games were operated despite the absence of a compact between the Tribe and the State regarding the regulation of class III gaming. The State also alleged that the Tribe planned to construct a new facility on its
Video GamesVideo Games Video games have progressed over time, and as they have, more complex controllers have been necessary to accomodate those games. This is the history of video game controllers. The Atari 2600\'s standard controller was simple: an 8-way joystick with one button on the base. The controller looked the same from all sides, so you had to put the button in a certain position to be sure you were right. The Atari also had it\'s share of special game-specific controllers, like the paddle wheel
Should Gambling Be Legalized?Should Gambling Be Legalized? Over the past twenty or so years, great wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is as American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since its beginning. Lotteries were used by The First Continental Congress to help finance t
Rainforest Cafe, Inc: Outline to Rainforest Cafe RRainforest Cafe, Inc: Outline to Rainforest Cafe Research Report CORPORATE BACKGROUND History Formation Rainforest Cafe, Inc. was incorporated in Minnesota on February 3, 1994 to own and operate restaurant and retail facilities under the name of Rainforest Cafe - A Wild Place to Shop and Eat. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Election. Lyle Berman was elected Chairman and CEO of Rainforest Cafe at its inception in February 1994. Background. Berman has been Chairman and CEO of G
Case Study Of Carnival CorporationCase Study Of Carnival Corporation The history of the Carnival Corporation begins in 1972, when Ted Arison set up Carnival Cruise Lines as a subsidiary of the American International Travel Service. The first ship ran aground, but Arison remained steadfast in achieving his vision of a cruise line offering affordable vacation packages to middle-income consumers. By 1977, Carnival had three ships, and ten years later, as the industry leader, the company went public. In the early 1990s, Carnival beg
Is gambling a feasible source of funds for the govIs gambling a feasible source of funds for the government Over the past twenty or so years, great wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is as American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since its beginning. Lotteries were used by The First Continenta
Rainforest Cafe, IncRainforest Cafe, Inc RAINFOREST CAFE, INC. OUTLINE TO RAINFOREST CAFE RESEARCH REPORT CORPORATE BACKGROUND History Formation Rainforest Cafe, Inc. was incorporated in Minnesota on February 3, 1994 to own and operate restaurant and retail facilities under the name of Rainforest Cafe - A Wild Place to Shop and Eat. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Election. Lyle Berman was elected Chairman and CEO of Rainforest Cafe at its inception in February 1994. Background. Berman has been
Polonius Is FolishPolonius Is Folish Polonius: A Fool in Shakespeare’s Hamlet Hamlet is the most popular of Shakespeare’s plays for theater audiences and readers. It has been acted live in countries throughout the world and has been translated into every language. Polonius is one of the major characters in Hamlet, his role in the play is of great interest to scholars. Parts of Hamlet present Polonius as a fool, whose love of his own voice leads to his constant babbling. Scholars have been analyzing the character
Indians vs. The ConstitutionIndians vs. The Constitution They are Native Americans who are trying to build better lives for themselves but are stopped in there tracks by the state supreme court. Proposition 5 passed in November of 98, which would allow more gambling in the Indian reservations. The proposition was ruled to be unconstitutional. Now the Indians are rebutting the fact that they are sovereign and the ballot was passed. Under existing law, Indian tribes operate as semi-sovereign nations, and are liable under fed
Computers: Nonverbal CommunicationsComputers: Nonverbal Communications CHAPTER 1: Rationale and Literature Review Magnafix says, Have you figured out the secret entrance to Kahn Draxen\'s castle? Newtrik sighs deeply. Newtrik says, I think so, but I haven\'t found the stone key yet! Magnafix grins mischievously. Magnafix gives a stone key to Newtrik. Newtrik smiles happily. Newtrik shakes hands with Magnafix. Newtrik says, Thanks! Magnafix grins broadly and says, No problem... Newtrik leaves west. Introduction Purpose The
Censorship OnlineCensorship Online There is a section of the American populace that is slowly slithering into the spotlight after nearly two decades in clandestine. Armed with their odd netspeak, mouses, glowing monitors, and immediate access to a world of information, both serious and amateur Hackers alike have at last come out of the computer lab and into mainstream pop culture. Since I despise pleading ignorant about anything, I chose to read Mr. McDonalds article because of its minutia concerning the future
Does Video Game Violence Affect Children?Does Video Game Violence Affect Children? Abstract Does Video Game Violence Affect Children? This project shows if video game violence affects children. Many children between the ages of eight years old and ten years old will be observed before, during, and after playing violent video games. Looking for violent behavior before, during, and after playing violent video games is the whole experiment. The conclusion is that most children have no problems after playing the violent videogames. I think
Suicide in Las VegaSuicide in Las Vega Hell is expensive. This is my first thought as my plane lands in Las Vegas. The Luxor hotel\'s glass pyramid seems dangerously close to the runway\'s edge, as do its chocolate-and-gold sphinx and rows of shaved palms. I wonder if these rooms tremble when jets land. Behind the Luxor are mountains kissed by dust the hue of bone; to its left lies the Strip, where color is so bright it looks like it has died, rotted, and come back as a poisonous flower. I have been forewarned. Fi
Music In Video GamesMusic In Video Games Throughout the history of the video game industry, there has been many changes concerning music in video games. Music in video games progressed greatly within the life of the industry from 1972 to the present. These progressions can be seen as improvements in quality which includes an increase in the number of output channels, an increase in song length, a great improvement in the quality of timbres, and also a general shift from non- programmatic music to programmatic music
Ban Smoking In Public PlacesBan Smoking In Public Places According to our research and calculations, an estimated 1,323 Americans die daily from a smoking related illness. Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the US (Bilofsky, 1). Smokers only make up approximately 26% of the US population, but those 26% affect 100% of us. A number of diseases can be caught from second hand smoking, or passive smoking, including a number of cancers throughout the body, emphysema, asthma, and cardiovascular problems. The
Analysis of Advertisements for Two Different ThingAnalysis of Advertisements for Two Different Things In order for advertisements to succesfully portray a product, they must be directed to the appropriate intended audience. Magazines, in general, are usually geared towards a specific audience with distinct interests. Therefore, the \'ads\' need to be carefully designed to attract the attentions of the magazine reader. This very concept is well displayed in the two selected, yet very different, magazine ads from the software magnate Microsoft Co
CasinosCasinos Are casinos good for Ontario? To every situation there are positive and negative points. In the situation of casinos, the positive side has a very strong case that outweighs the negative side. One of the main reasons that they are good is that numerous jobs are created by and for the government. Another positive aspect is that the government and local charities will get some of the revenue created at these gambling locations. Along with these reasons, a lot of the people that will come t
Analysis of Two Different ArticlesAnalysis of Two Different Articles Analysis of two different things .. In order for advertisements to succesfully portray a product, they must be directed to the appropriate intended audience. Magazines, in general, are usually geared towards a specific audience with distinct interests. Therefore, the \'ads\' need to be carefully designed to attract the attentions of the magazine reader. This very concept is well displayed in the two selected, yet very different, magazine ads from the software m
CasinosCasinos Casinos Are casinos good for Ontario? To every situation there are positive and negative points. In the situation of casinos, the positive side has a very strong case that outweighs the negative side. One of the main reasons that they are good is that numerous jobs are created by and for the government. Another positive aspect is that the government and local charities will get some of the revenue created at these gambling locations. Along with these reasons, a lot of the people that wil
Effects Of Video GamingEffects Of Video Gaming My heart hammered in my chest as I raced out of the doorway just ahead of another explosion. Fragments from the blast sent pinpricks of searing pain shooting through my nervous system and gave me a new spurt of energy. Screaming like a madman, I sped across the courtyard and then scrambled over a low wall, falling into what I hoped was some sort of temporary refuge. The constant string of explosions abated, so I attempted to collect myself and take stock of my situation.
Killing for sportkilling for sport ENGLISH I . 1613 PAPER 7 KILLING FOR SPORT Killing for Sport by Joseph Wood Krutch is an opinionated work on the subject of hunting for sport. He uses rational appeals to press the point of the sportsman as having less to gain out of the killing than the liar, the thief, or the murderer. Joseph’s primary aim is to persuade the reader to his view on killing for sport. He uses the evaluation mode to reason out the logic behind his argument. The writer persuades the reader to th
PinochetPinochet Question One “Where a judge is performing a judicial duty, he must not only bring to the discharge of that duty an unbiased and impartial mind. He must be seen to be impartial”, Discuss critically this statement in the light of the principles applied by the courts in determining whether to disqualify a decision-maker for bias. 2000 Words The law of disqualification arguably rests upon two principles of law; ‘Nemo judux in causa sua,’ that no-one should be a judge in his own causeand
SONY ENTERTAINMENTSONY ENTERTAINMENT 4-12-04 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. • Howard Stringer, CEO • Located in New York, NY • Sales for fiscal year 2003: $5.3 billion • Produces, manufactures, distributes and markets recorded music and entertainment in a wide range of formats, including video, CD, DVD, MD, Super Audio CD and via the Internet • Comprised of three divisions: Sony Music (domestic U.S.) Sony Music International (all countries outside of the U.S. and Japan) Sony Classical (the worldwide classical musi
Video Games and Their Psychological EffectsVideo Games and Their Psychological Effects Each week people throughout the world spend millions of hours playing video games. Is this part of the problem with society today, or is it a new and positive form of entertainment? Since the early 1980’s people have been questioning the negative side effects of video games. Extremists are shouting that it is corrupting children by teaching violence. They have a good point when looking at notoriously violent games like Grand Theft Auto. On the other ha
Sony’s History - Through The Eyes of the Company’s Sony’s History - Through The Eyes of the Company’s Leaders Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. The two complemented each other with a unique blend of product innovation and marketing savvy, and formed a company that would eventually grow into a more than $60 billion global organization. In 1950, in post-war Japan, Ibuka and Morita created Sony’s first hardware device, a tape player/recorder called the G-TYPE recorder. Materials were in such high demand that the first tapes
Law Issues in the Gaming IndustryLaw Issues in the Gaming Industry When people hear about the gaming industry, they will most likely think of fun and joking around. Law issues would be the last topic that would float through their minds. This paper would like to outline four such law issues that relate to the gaming industry and will mention why these issues are so critically needed to be abided by in order for the gaming industry to thrive on its profits from sales. The four such issues will be Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents,
The impact of the Internet on our daily lifeThe impact of the Internet on our daily life There is a big influence of technique on our daily life. Electronic devices, multimedia and computers are things we have to deal with everyday. Especially the Internet is becoming more and more important for nearly everybody as it is one of the newest and most forward-looking media and surely “the” medium of the future. Therefore we thought that it would be necessary to think about some good and bad aspects of how this medium influences us, what impac
EuthanasiaEuthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone\'s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god\'s task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and
HamletHamlet Hamlet’s problem is his delay in killing the king. Hamlet’s delay in killing his uncle, the king, is the action on which the entire play depends. His delay makes his appearance as a deeply troubled man with many sides to his character. Revenge and moral thought are brought upon Hamlet simultaneously. He cannot act upon a situation immediately because his great intelligence provides him with many solutions. Frye says, “Hamlet analyzes virtually every alternative which would have occurred t
Window Is it Better that a MacWindow Is it Better that a Mac There is a compatibility issue with some PCI-based display adapters. If you have a PCI-based computer and your computer stops responding at any of the following times: - On the first startup after installing your PCI display adapter - In safe mode Startup - When your display is set to 640x480, 16 colors replace the Vga.drv file by copying: DriversDisplayVgaVga.drv to your Windows 98System folder If you are installing Windows 98 from a CD-ROM, copy DriversDisplayOld
TRIBAL GAMING: MYTHS AND FACTSTRIBAL GAMING: MYTHS AND FACTS 1. MYTH: The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) CREATED INDIAN GAMING. FACT: GAMING IS A RIGHT OF INDIAN NATIONS. Gaming is one of the oldest forms of recreation; not only did Europeans bring new games to the New World, but Indians have traditional games still played today. In fact, Indian gaming existed long before Europeans settled in America. Large-scale Indian gaming, mainly in the form of bingo, predated IGRA by about 10 years. The U.S. Supreme Court in 1987
HackersHackers Society is classifying hackers as youngsters who do not know any better who gain access to a technology where they are a threat to the communications and computing world and who will bring it to a standstill; an anti-social loner spending hours, days even weeks in solitude hacking maliciously into forbidden computer systems. They have a difficult time understanding that the word hacker does not necessarily mean thief, criminal or geek. In reality, a hacker does have human friends, alth
Video Game ViolenceVideo Game Violence Critics are obsessed with the esthetics of video game violence. The debate about increasing levels of realism in computer games is an adding to the debate. Video game violence has even entered the political arena. Are violent video games targeting the youth of America? Is violence in video games the way the industry does business? The answer to this question is no. Violent games are just a small corner of the market that is annually targeted by politicians. Advances of comput
How Gambling Hurts the EconomyHow Gambling Hurts the Economy Over the past twenty years or so, wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is an American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since it’s beginning. Lotteries were used by the First Continental Congress to help finance the R
Argument Against EuthanasiaArgument Against Euthanasia A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone\'s life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god\'s task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to
Casino RoyaleCasino Royale The main reason why I choose this book was because I also needed a book for world history. The book for that class needed to take place in a country other than the US. Why I choose a James Bond book was because that was one of my teacher’s suggestions and it sounded interesting to me. I see James Bonds books to have a lot of sex and violence in them and I believe that that is entertaining. Those are the reasons why I choose this book. The main character of the book Casino Royale is
TOUCH SCREENTOUCH SCREEN Touch screen: A computer screen designed or modified to recognize the location of a touch on its surface. It incorporates the use of a touch sensitive monitor to control all computer functions. There is no need for a keyboard or any prior computer experience. Every where you look today you see the power of touch at work. Touch Screens are being used in a variety of settings including Education, Medical, Point of Sale, Gaming, Manufacturing, Retail and information Kiosks. From your f
The Odyssey Video Game SystemThe Odyssey Video Game System To examine the history of the first-person perspective shooter, we need only go back 10 long years. In the world of computers and technology, that\'s a helluva long time, but it sure has been an exciting phenomenon to watch. Some important gaming trends have emerged over recent years and gained prominence - real-time strategy and multiplayer gameplay, to name just a few. But no other genre of computer gaming has had more impact than the action 3-D shooter. In 1966 R
Hamlet EssayHamlet Essay April 1, 1997 In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare he shows how duty and obligation are closely connected to death. Death, duty and obligation come hand in hand and prove to be the downfall of Hamlet and Laertes. To prove this I will examine the life of Laertes as well as Hamlet. Hamlets sole duty in life was to avenge his fathers death. A sons duty to his father can lead to destruction. After Hamlet learned that the death of his father arose out of jealously from his uncle Ham
GamblingGambling Gambling, to bet money on the outcome of a game, contest, or other event. To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage; speculate. Gambling has many advantages as well as disadvantages. Children will be neglected and crime rates will increase. Nevertheless, aid in cutting the island\'s budget deficit and dropping the unemployment rate are just some of the examples that we can benefit from gambling. Should Casino gambling be legalized? That is the question that the people are ponde