Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince so he could secure a place for himself in the newly formed Italian government under the Medici family. The Prince was meant to be a political handbook for rulers. It was not meant to ... More »

In addition to being infamously honored by a negatively perceived adjective, "Machiavellian," having been named after him, Niccolo Machiavelli is known for his critique of moralistic political theory, his "guide books" r... More »

Niccolo Machiavelli was a 16th century Italian writer and diplomat who is mostly famous for his work "The Prince." Machiavelli is often regarded as the founder of modern political theory. More »

In addition to being infamously honored by a negatively perceived adjective, "Machiavellian," having been named after him, Niccolo Machiavelli is known for his critique of moralistic political theory, his "guide books" r... More »

Niccolo Machiavelli was a 16th century Italian writer and diplomat who is mostly famous for his work "The Prince." Machiavelli is often regarded as the founder of modern political theory. More »

Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli wrote "The Prince" in 1513, but it was not published until 1532. Machiavelli wrote it in an attempt to gain favor with the powerful Medici family after he was jailed and politically ex... More »

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The moral lesson of "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde is that the worst aspects of modern society can be overcome by love and charity, which have the unique ability to unite men and make them whole. Wilde wrote the fairy... More »