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作者 Viroli, Maurizio, author
書名 How to choose a leader : Machiavelli's advice to citizens / Maurizio Viroli
出版項 Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780691170145 (hardback)
0691170142 (hardback)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  303.34 V8199 2016    在架上  -  30500101524380
 人文社會聯圖  JC330.3 .V57 2016    在架上    30610020506267
 人社中心  JC330.3 V57 2016    在架上    30560400444300
說明 xviii, 117 pages ; 19 cm
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附註 "One of the greatest political advisers of all time, Niccolò Machiavelli thought long and hard about how citizens could identify great leaders--ones capable of defending and enhancing the liberty, honor, and prosperity of their countries. Drawing on the full range of the Florentine's writings, acclaimed Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli gathers and interprets Machiavelli's timeless wisdom about choosing leaders. The brief and engaging result is a new kind of Prince--one addressed to citizens rather than rulers and designed to make you a better voter. Demolishing popular misconceptions that Machiavelli is a cynical realist, the book shows that he believes republics can't survive, let alone thrive, without leaders who are virtuous as well as effective. Among much other valuable advice, Machiavelli says that voters should pick leaders who put the common good above narrower interests and who make fighting corruption a priority, and he explains why the best way to recognize true leaders is to carefully examine their past actions and words. On display throughout are the special insights that Machiavelli gained from long, direct knowledge of real political life, the study of history, and reflection on the great political thinkers of antiquity. Recognizing the difference between great and mediocre political leaders is difficult but not at all impossible--with Machiavelli's help. So do your country a favor. Read this book, then vote like Machiavelli would"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references
主題 Political leadership -- Philosophy
Political participation -- Philosophy
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527
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