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The Resource How to choose a leader : Machiavelli's advice to citizens, Maurizio Viroli

How to choose a leader : Machiavelli's advice to citizens, Maurizio Viroli

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How to choose a leader : Machiavelli's advice to citizens
Title
How to choose a leader
Title remainder
Machiavelli's advice to citizens
Statement of responsibility
Maurizio Viroli
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Language
eng
Summary
"One of the greatest political advisers of all time, Niccolò Machiavelli thought long and hard about how citizens could identify great leaders--ones capable of defending and enhancing the liberty, honor, and prosperity of their countries. Drawing on the full range of the Florentine's writings, acclaimed Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli gathers and interprets Machiavelli's timeless wisdom about choosing leaders. The brief and engaging result is a new kind of Prince--one addressed to citizens rather than rulers and designed to make you a better voter. Demolishing popular misconceptions that Machiavelli is a cynical realist, the book shows that he believes republics can't survive, let alone thrive, without leaders who are virtuous as well as effective. Among much other valuable advice, Machiavelli says that voters should pick leaders who put the common good above narrower interests and who make fighting corruption a priority, and he explains why the best way to recognize true leaders is to carefully examine their past actions and words. On display throughout are the special insights that Machiavelli gained from long, direct knowledge of real political life, the study of history, and reflection on the great political thinkers of antiquity. Recognizing the difference between great and mediocre political leaders is difficult but not at all impossible--with Machiavelli's help. So do your country a favor. Read this book, then vote like Machiavelli would"--
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Viroli, Maurizio
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non fiction
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  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Political leadership
  • Political participation
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How to choose a leader : Machiavelli's advice to citizens, Maurizio Viroli
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1784051x
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xviii, 116 pages
Isbn
9780691170145
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936430003
Label
How to choose a leader : Machiavelli's advice to citizens, Maurizio Viroli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1784051x
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xviii, 116 pages
Isbn
9780691170145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936430003

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