“I think I always envisioned Macchiavelli's famed Prince as some vitriol-laced, slightly scandalous book, written by a maniacally laughing super-villain.
That might have been fun, but the reality is much better. Put forth in simple (almost friendly!) terms, the book offers the lowdown on power - people who have it, people who don't, and people who want it. Really, it's all just good common sense. It's absolutely worth the read, both from a historical and educational standpoint.”