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by Niccolo Machiavelli

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what is machiavelli's basic argument on the question of whether a ruler ought to be loved or feared? no

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Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince to present his philosophy of conduct for the ruler of any land. The short summary of that philosophy would be that the ruler should do whatever is necessary to consolidate and maintain all power under his direct control.

Machiavelli did not concern himself with how the ruler might win the affection or...

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