‘Anti-Machiavel’ is the result of a collaboration between Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, and Voltaire, who edited and expanded upon his patron’s essay. Topics prussia, hohenzollern, friederich der grosse, frederick ii, frederick the great, germany, machiavelli, machiavellianism, political philosophy. I don’t know that there is a whole lot to be learnt from the Anti-Machiavel itself. It’s a mixture of self-deception, contradictory argument, and hypocrisy that.
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Just a moment while we anti-mqchiavel you in to your Goodreads account. History of the Latin and Teutonic Nations Frederick had, of course, read Machiavelli long before; it is not exactly clear what drew his attention to this subject in the late s, although his affiliation with Voltaire and his impending change in rank most certainly contributed to the project.
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On the other hand, and in support of the first idea, Frederick points out the numerous cases in which Machiavelli had ignored or slighted the bad ends of the numerous malefactors he describes and praises. Good intentions, not easy to put into practice as Frederick the Great himself realised as soon as he began his political activity. Published March 1st by Ohio Univ Pr first published Mohammad Bahareth rated it really liked it Feb 01, Matthew Papalia rated it really liked it May 03, Refresh and try again.
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