Summary Of Machiavelli's Ideal Prince

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According to Machiavelli, ideal prince is a risk-taker who puts a military on action, as the people respect the warrior. An ideal prince thinks for himself rather than relying on others, knows how to read characters, and does not surround himself with flatterers. He lives in reality, not fantasy. He works hard, utilizes his own mind, and makes survival of his guide. The ideal leader is neither loved nor hated, but respected. He cannot be too generous, because that increases people 's expectations of him and it is impossible to keep buying the people 's love as the price gets too high. Yet, the prince should not be hated due to his violent nature, because that rises up. The prince should act in ways that keep him in power and maintain his own power. He should be able to read the character and motives of others in order to use them for his own ends. A good prince is able to …show more content…

It is clear that begging type attitude never lets one grows. The proper attitude is that if a manipulator does not deliver what he/she has promised, then it is your right to snatch it, this is the lesson that we learn from international political history. All Pakistani political and religious leaders religiously followed the Machiavellian’s philosophy, which states that leaders must appeal to lower level needs to get accepted but never fulfill them. The disciples of Machiavelli are well aware of the fact that once lower level needs are met, people will demand for Maslow higher level needs of self-efficacy and self-actualization. Of course, from Machiavelli point of view, meeting lower level needs means death of leadership of a manipulator. The history of Pakistan and other countries show that manipulators take actions in the name of a state or/and people to serve their personal interests. They make non-issues as national issues to divert the attention from the real

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