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11-16-2005, 10:33 PM
I need help with my paper
I'm writing a paper on machiavelli.

This is what my professor posted:
Machiavelli has espoused a philosophy that asserts the notion that the concept of "power" is to integral to understanding the political behavior of policy-makers...so integral in fact, that perhaps "power" and politics cannot be conceptually separated. Can Machiavelli's assertion stand without challenge? Formulate a coherent challenge to the machiavellian assertion that power should be the unit of measure by which all public policy directives should analyze.

Can anyone give me a little direction here? I just need a little guidance on where to look for information on machiavelli's thoughts on power and politics.

Rosie Cotton
03-15-2006, 09:36 PM
"The Prince." Just read "The Prince." It's about 100 pages, but Machiavelli apparently doesn't understand the concept of the paragraph, which was the most challenging thing about the book.

"The Prince" is divided into chapters of ways that people become Princes (or rulers), that'd be your starting point. Is that what you needed? Or am I out of it?