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Unformatted text preview: work The Prince he theorized that whoever was in power had the right to command and therefore earned the right to be obeyed. He theorized that goodness and right are not enough to maintain authority and the goal of the person in power was how to acquire power and preserve it. Plato believed that power should be given to the educated elite. Those who can make informed, unprejudiced decisions and are not afraid of the unknown .An example of his beliefs are compacted in his work The Apology where Athens charges Socrates of corrupting the young and sentences him to death. . Plato suggests that Athens attacked Socrates because they were afraid of what he stood for. In conclusion, Locke, Machiavelli and Platos opinions on the subject varied greatly, but all had adequate theories to support them....
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2012 for the course POL 1004F taught by Professor Zwele during the Spring '11 term at University of Cape Town.
- Spring '11
- The Prince, Machiavelli