On Conspiracies

Machiavelli is one of the most famous strategists of all time In this collection, he discusses the dangers of conspiracies, and the component parts of an army, vital for gaining and holding power in his day He also gives advice on tactics and discipline, and explains why promises made under force ought not to be kept Great Ideas throughout history, some books have chMachiavelli is one of the most famous strategists of all time In this collection, he discusses the dangers of conspiracies, and the component parts of an army, vital for gaining and holding power in his day He also gives advice on tactics and discipline, and explains why promises made under force ought not to be kept Great Ideas throughout history, some books have changed the world They have transformed the way we see ourselves and each other They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted They have enriched lives and destroyed them Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
On Conspiracies Machiavelli is one of the most famous strategists of all time In this collection he discusses the dangers of conspiracies and the component parts of an army vital for gaining and holding power in h

  • Title: On Conspiracies
  • Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
  • ISBN: 9780141192772
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “On Conspiracies”

    1. I am not really sure why exactly I did not enjoy this book very much, as it really was informative and was a great way to start my integration into the works of Machiavelli and this actually did make me excited about reading The Prince, which will probably be one of the first books I read next year.In terms of the book itself, it was at sometimes really bland and at others really confusing, but very informative throughout. The only issue is that perhaps one might have to be accustomed or at leas [...]

    2. Must read. If Mujib or Sirajudaulla would have read this book may be they could have averted their calamity, catastrophe, disaster and defeat, which brought death for them and their family members. Also they and their clan lost their kingdom, the crown of the realm, lost their thrown by loosing the game of thrown because of conspiracy of thy enemy and antagonist with whom they had bitter, intense antagonism and animosity. Must read for every politician of Indian subcontinent who has the apprehen [...]

    3. Machiavelli gets straight to the heart of the matter. The virtuous Prince has little to worry about; if he rules justly and with integrity and fairness then his people will love him and the threat of conspiracies is greatly reduced. The virtuous Prince needs then be on his guard only against malcontents who are usually in league with a foreign power. Machiavelli emphasises how difficult it is for such conspiracies to succeed, because the Prince is surrounded by loyal retainers who love him. If a [...]

    4. A collection of eerily practical, up to date and poignant advise to the Prince. In addition to 'The Prince' Machiavelli discusses the dangers, and ways to avoid, conspiracies, lack of virtue and discipline in the army, strategic errors, and advises on tactics, modern warfare, and Roman dealings with neighbouring states.

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