We are happy to announce that our Book Club is starting a new book this May! This time, we will be reading ‘The Prince’ by Niccolò Machiavelli. As we know this last period can get quite busy, we have chosen this significantly shorter story, so it will be easy for everyone to follow along!
As a diplomat in turbulent fifteenth-century Florence, Niccolò Machiavelli knew how quickly political fortunes could rise and fall. ‘The Prince’, his tough-minded, pragmatic handbook on how power really works, made his name notorious and has remained controversial ever since. How can a leader be strong and decisive, yet still inspire loyalty in his followers? When is it necessary to break the rules? Is it better to be feared than loved? Examining regimes and their rulers the world over and throughout history, from Roman Emperors to renaissance Popes, from Hannibal to Cesare di Borgia, Machievalli answers all these questions in a work of realpolitik that still has shrewd political lessons for Today.
Are you excited to read this book, and to discuss it with your peers? Then don’t hesitate and sign up for our Book Club!
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