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Prince

by Authors Niccolò Machiavelli ,

Florence in the 1500s was a hotbed of politics and intrigue. In this setting, Machiavelli wrote a short treatise on how a political figure can remain in power after newly acquiring a territory. Machiavelli spends a few chapters defining the political systems that he is writing about. He enumerates a number of types of states and how they may have been acquired. It is later in the book that the famous passages occur. He is most famous for his discussion of being feared or loved, but he also discusses being generous or parsimonious. These sections stand out for their bleak pragmatism...

The Republic

by Authors Plato ,

This foundational work of political theory and philosophy sets out a dialog between the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates and three contemporaries in Athenian society and abroad. In these dialogues, Socrates constructs his theory of justice, which begins with a discussion of the ideal society. This society is composed of the three classes of producers, warriors, and guardians. At the top are the guardian “philosopher-kings” who use their superior knowledge and rationality to lead the society in a just direction. Along the way to his conclusion, Socrates eloquently tackles such topics as what we mean by knowledge, the role of education, and...

How to Win Friends & Influence People

by Authors Dale Carnegie ,

How to Win Friends & Influence People – Free download ebook epub, mobi, azw3, pdf. Author: Dale Carnegie...

Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

by Authors Henry M. Paulson ,

Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower – Free download ebook epub, mobi, azw3, pdf. Author: Henry M. Paulson...

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

by Authors David E. Hoffman ,

The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal – Free download ebook epub, mobi, azw3, pdf. Author: David E. Hoffman...