Book Club Juxtapositions
EP10 The Prince- Machiavelli
March 09, 2020
Tracey Maye & Kimberly Andi
In this episode we juxtapose the quest for power in The Prince by Niccolo Machivelli vs. Sun Tzu's The Art of War.
The Prince is a 16th Century treatise or perhaps more accurately political philosophy by Niccolo Machiavelli which has become synonymous with its cynical, win at all costs, view on power and those who hold it.
Is the difference between appearance and reality necessary?
Is this a How to Modern Day Political Manual?
Do the ends justify the means?
Is it better to be loved or to be feared?
Literary characters- Machiavellian Characters
How does The Prince contrast with The Art of War ?
Can you be both loved and feared?