Book Review Of The Day – The Prince and the Discourses

The Whaleoil Book Club is something that we are doing on a semi regular basis. It is a compilation of recommended books from readers which have been asked for in the comments section of the General Debate and Back Chat posts. This holiday season we are going to review one book per day so that it gives people a chance to do their own research on the books and authors by using the links provided and not miss out by being bombarded by a whole lot at once. You will be able to navigate to the previous reviews as we progress.

The purpose is to share with others sources of information and/or entertainment to aid with relaxing as people take some time off work.  

Each book is set out in its own paragraph in the format of Title, author and a commenters own blurb.

Todays review comes courtesy of Paul


The Prince and the Discourses.

By Niccolo Machiavelli.

Paul said: “How the world really works.”

From wikipedia: “Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli’s works and the one most responsible for bringing the word “Machiavellian” into usage as a pejorative. It even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words “politics” and “politician” in western countries”



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