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Comparison of political ideologies of Arendt and Machiavelli Over the course of time, politics have continued to shape and mold. This led to the works of Hannah Arendt and Machiavelli’s different viewpoints on the subject of political ideology. While Machiavelli and Arendt disagree with each other on the ideology of politics, the time periods themselves may be taken in to comparison due to world events going on in those periods. Perhaps what is different between both of them is how they grew up in different worlds. Machiavelli (1513) grew up in a violent time period, straight out of the Dark ages. This time period in history was still recuperating after the fall of Rome and civil unrest following Rome’s collapse. During the European Renaissance politics was very unstable given the fact that many countries would change their alliances with each other without notice, and governments rising and falling in the time span of a few weeks. This molded Machiavelli into his ideals in politics as coming from a realistic point of view. As a Prince, Machiavelli had to be responsible of a state in an ever changing world. Because of this state in the world, Machiavelli believed that a good prince should maintain stability and order by direct and effective means (Jacobus, 2006, p.35). In his best known work The Prince (1513) he describes how a good prince should control his state. This work was intended to be read as a guidebook to obtain and maintain power in a
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