What are the qualities of the ideal prince, according to Machiavelli?
Why does Machiavelli claim that it is better for a prince “to be both loved and feared?” Is it possible for a prince to be both?
Machiavelli believe that ethical considerations have a role to play in the conduct of a prince? Do you agree with this Machiavellian view of the benefits of a “Strong Man” political leader?
How has your reading of The Prince impacted on your impression of modern political leaders today?