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The New Prince: Machiavelli Updated for the Twenty-First Century Paperback – June 17, 2000
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Essentially, The New Prince is a handbook for politicians who want to get themselves elected, whether it be to the school board or the presidency, and on that level it works. But as a sage commentary on the state of politics at the end of the 20th century... heaven help us. --Linda Killian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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My great disappointment, however, was that Dick's book is only a partial revisit to Macchiavelli's works (The Prince, Discourses). While Macchiavelli stresses the importance of character, and centers his thesis for a successful republic on righteous leadership that is focused upon the welfare of the people, Dick remains committed to the "message" and "issues", only. "Jeffersonian Democracy" in his eyes is based on public opinion NOW - with all of its fickleness, partisanship and emotional "heat of the moment" decisionmaking.
Like his most famous protege', it is my personal opinion that Mr. Morris possesses no moral compass and no real concept of LEADERSHIP under fire. Tough decisions often must be made from controversial options, and as in Chess, the long term "end game" is what's really important - especially in foreign affairs and National security. This is where character, strong will and moral authority really play a role - if you possess them.
Dick Morris is the recognized master at waging and winning political war - but what does one do after the victory? Many of thus are still asking that question.
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Tries mightily to bore us---
Often on TV,
Where he's an intellectual peewee.
And Dick Morris
Went with a whorris. Read more
I enjoyed THE NEW PRINCE, written and read by noted political
strategist Dick Morris.
He's the guy who helped secure President Clinton's comeback victory
in... Read more
This is an interesting read. Morris describes how the new political system works. Since he and his best bud Bill Clinton upset the political formula in the nineties, this was... Read morePublished on March 25, 2004 by Kevin M Quigg
For many liberal Democrats like myself, Mr. Morris's plan to take the Democratic party rightward was a mixed blessing. Read morePublished on December 5, 2001 by Robin Orlowski
Mr. Morris' book is inspiring. I read the original Prince by Machiavelli, but it was inconclusive and difficult to apply to today's democratic standards (although there are some... Read morePublished on October 27, 2001
I read this book and applied the concepts to overcome a seemingly impossible situation. Result, I got one of the highest ratings in my department. Read morePublished on August 30, 2001
I went through three stages in my read of this book; each lasted about 1/3 of the whole.First came depression, than nausea, then a calm realization that I was reading an abridged... Read morePublished on August 14, 1999