september 21 political theory notes

september 21 political theory notes - New Princedoms:...

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New Princedoms: Wholly New Acquired by merit (chapter 6) o Harder to acquire, but easier to maintain (rely on your own skills/abilities) o “temper of the multitude is fickle” (people want you to be a prince, but they can change their minds at any time) o When men fail to believe in new laws, they must be forced to believe Acquired by fortune (chapter 7) o Easier to acquire, but harder to maintain (rely on fortune) o Princes dependent upon fortune and the favor of others o Must learn quickly how to defend what fortune has given, e.g. Cesar Borgia Acquired by crimes (chapter 8) (lie, cheat and steal) o Confers no glory; men such as this cannot be considered great o Cruelty can be either well- or ill-employed (23) o The Prince must inflict necessary injuries quickly and then end them (23) (if you have to use cruelty, use it, but then stop) Civil princedoms: prince chosen by favor of fellow citizens (chapter 9) New Princedoms: Wholly New: Civil Princedoms Chosen by nobles (harder to maintain)
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