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According to Alberico Gentili2 and Garrett Mattingly,3 the author of The Prince
wrote a satire, for he certainly cannot literally have meant what he said. For
Spinoza,4 Rousseau,5 Ugo Foscolo,6 Luigi Ricci (who introduces The Prince to
'I am aware that everyone will admit that it would be most praiseworthy for a
prince to exhibit such of the above-mentioned qualities as are considered good.
But because no ruler can possess or fully practise them, on account of human ...
But (as Macaulay perceived) he prefers a well-governed principate to a decadent
republic : and the qualities he admires and thinks capable of being welded into -
indeed, indispensable to — a durable society, are not different in The Prince ...
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The CounterEnlightenment l
The Originality of Machiavelli
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