The Art of Ruling: Machiavelli’s The Prince
Al-Quds University - Deanship of Scientific Research
ackground: In The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli discusses ruling and the exercise of power. It is intended as a practical guide for leaders seeking to maintain their hold on power and ensure the stability and prosperity of their domains. Machiavelli presents a clear-eyed and unsentimental view of the reality of power and the challenges that rulers face. He advocates for the use of cunning, deceit, and force as necessary tools in the quest for power and the maintenance of control, regardless of the morality of the actions taken to achieve that.