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In Machiavellis view expedient simplicity is the primary path to political accomplishment and political accomplishment leads to power Power is the foundation of the good life for Machiavelli and in his view a prince should be concerned only with power and only by rules that would lead to success in political actions Machiavelli displays this view of power by saying The wish to acquire is in truth very natural and common and men always do so when they can and for this they will be praised not blamed but when they cannot do so yet wish to do so by any means then there is folly and blame It appears that he was speaking of a situation in which of a fictional prince Throughout the book Machiavelli makes it clear that what is of the greatest good is that which most serves the intentions and goals of the prince himself As he points out he who has relied least on fortune is established the strongest Human values are related to the political life in that the prince who rules and also the one who establishes the structure by which good is judged The most basic of human values must of necessity relate directly to the overall the objectives of the prince Machiavelli believes that A prince ought to have no other aim or thought nor select anything else for his study than war and its rules and discipline for this is the sole art that belongs to him who rules and it is of such force that it not only upholds those who are born princes but it often enables men to rise from a private station to that rank With this intention it is clear that values are defined differently for the political man than they are for the men he governs I believe that one of the most powerful point of the book is the idea that a leader must do
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