Western Civilization l

Read the excerpt from Machiavelli’s THE PRINCE in your text. Machiavelli, just like the artists da Vinci, Michelangelo, etc, is considered a REALIST. What does thatmean? Do you think Machiavelli’s political advice would help or hurt politicians today?

text:SOURCES OF THE WESTERN TRADITION, (volume 1): “From Ancient Times to the Enlightenment” (latest edition) by Marvin Perry