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Niccolò Machiavelli

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The famous fifteenth and sixteenth century Italian political philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli is widely regarded to have founded the field of political science. His best known work is The Prince, wherein Machiavelli advises princes of principalities how to rule. The term "Machiavellian" originates in Machiavelli's pragmatic advice, which seemed amoral to many. However, in the Discourses, Machiavelli is focused on the structure, nature and evolution of republics. It is much longer than The Prince...

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