Sunday, October 20, 2013
Feared or Loved?
Now you are faced with the key question of which Machiavelli wrote about in his book The Prince. Machiavelli asked the question: whether it is better to be loved than feared, or the reverse. Machiavelli's response was "The answer is, of course, that it would be best to be both loved and feared. But since the two rarely come together,l anyone compelled to chose will find greater security in being feared than in being loved."
This week's Blog Topic:
As a ruler, it is better to be loved or feared? Be sure to defend your answer and provide clear examples for support.