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The Prince Machiavellis Economy of Violence Machiavelli was an Italian historian statesman and political philosopher whose amoral but influential writings on power building have turned his name into a synonym for cunning and duplicity I personally feel he is a genius Niccolo Machiavelli was born on May 3 1469 in Florence Italy He eventually became a man who lived his life for politics and patriotism Right now however he is associated with corrupt totalitarian government The reason for this is a small pamphlet he wrote called The Prince to gain influence with the ruling Medici family in Florence The political genius of Niccolo Machiavelli was overshadowed by the reputation that was unfairly given to him because of a misunderstanding of his views on politics Machiavellis life was very interesting He lived a nondescript childhood in Florence and his main political experience in his youth was watching Savanarola from afar Soon after Savanarola was executed Machiavelli entered the Florentine government as a secretary His position quickly rose however and was soon engaging in diplomatic missions He met many of the important politicians of the day such as the Pope and the King of France but none had more impact on him than a prince of the Papal States Cesare Borgia Borgia was a cunning cruel man very much like the one portrayed in The Prince Machiavelli did not truly like Borgias policies but he thought that with a ruler like Borgia the Florentines could unite Italy which was Machiavellis goal throughout his life Unfortunately for Machiavelli he was dismissed from office when the Medici came to rule Florence and the Republic was overthrown The lack of a job forced him to switch to writing about politics instead of being active His diplomatic missions were his last official government positions When Machiavelli lost his office he desperately wanted to return to politics He tried to gain the favor of the Medici by writing an essay
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