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Sometimes it is better to be feared than loved.
The dedication declares Machiavelli's intention to discuss in plain language the conduct of great men and the principles of princely government.
This is very useful for understanding the content of the book because of the wealth of historical examples Machiavelli gives.
This is one of those books that are often referenced and led to the term "Machiavellian". If you're tired of wondering exactly what that means like I was, just buy it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JDH
The book is pretty short. Sometimes it feels like it's extracts from a Political science text book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by vanam ravi
Perhaps one of the greatest pieces of work ever to find parchment. Machiavelli is a true genius of his time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark OBrien
Awesome book, but since I've read it in Italian also, this wasn't the best translationPublished 6 months ago by Luna