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Machiavellian Democracy POLS 2300 Midterm Review UofU
|Rennaissance, led to the revival of the Polity
|Role of the Leader?
|Secular, politics should be a pragmatic science
|All men are inherently evil, that's why the must be constrained by the rule of law
|When can Princes Rule?
|When they are brought up constrained by the rule of law, but even then a people grown to a similar constraint will be more virtuous than a prince who is more subject to whims and extravagences.
|Defects in character are no more natural to the public than to Princes, in fact, the people raised with a similar sense of law are often capable of having more virtue than princes.