Using examples from classical history and his own times, Machiavelli wrote "The Prince" to demonstrate that political decisions are taken in a moral void. Here Edward Pearce uses examples drawn from recent history to illuminate the motives and calculations which underlie 20th-century politics.
Machiavelli wrote "The Prince" to demonstrate that political decisions are taken in a moral void; that they may need to be wicked, as the world understands the word, in order to achieve publicly-desired ends. Ranging from Hitler and Stalin to Mrs Thatcher and the Poll Tax, this is a re-examination of "The Prince" in the context of 20th-century politics and politicians. Machiavelli illustrated his points with examples from classical history and from his own late-Renaissance era, and now Edward Pearce uses examples drawn from recent history to illuminate the motives and calculations which underlie 20th-century politics. The author is a political commentator who writes for "The Guardian" and "New Statesman". His other books include "Election Rides", an account of the 1992 election campaign.
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