based off reading the excerpt C would be the correct answer. Also that's the answer I chose!
D) Absolute power is the surest and most effective way to rule.
Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince" is a political treatise that was written as a way of advising or giving some proposals or solutions to a successful political power. In it, Machiavelli gave numerous instances and suggestions on how a prince or even a superior authority can maintain to keep his state or power intact.
The excerpt given in the question is one such example. In it, Machiavelli concludes that "it is much safer to be feared than loved". He is of the opinion that if a ruler had to chose between being loved by his people of being feared, he should chose the latter for it will ensure the people's submission to him. Moreover, that will also ensure that the people won't take the ruler in a simple approachable manner, keeping a level of respect and space in between their positions/social standings. Thus, Machiavelli supports the very idea of absolute power as the only effective way of maintaining power to rule.
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Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian Renaissance political philosopher and statesman and secretary of the Florentine republic. His most famous work, The Prince (1532), brought him a reputation as an atheist and an immoral cynic.
Machiavelli believed as a ruler, it was better to be widely feared than to be greatly loved; A loved ruler retains authority by obligation while a feared leader rules by fear of punishment. In it, Machiavelli outlined his vision of an ideal leader: an amoral, calculating tyrant for whom the end justifies the means. The Prince not only failed to win the Medici family's favor, it also alienated him from the Florentine people.
Clearly a Renaissance man, Machiavelli showed his greatest skill and made his most lasting mark on history as a writer. He wrote histories, short stories, and even plays. The Prince, however, was Machiavelli's most influential work. It was an examination of how a leader could gain power and stay in power.
The general theme of The Prince is of accepting that the aims of princes – such as glory and survival – can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends. From Machiavelli's correspondence, a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (Of Principalities).
The author's name has been lent to a style of leadership and management associated with cynicism, deceit and guile. To be described as Machiavellian is to be insulted — it means being duplicitous, egocentric and manipulative. The Machiavellian is exploitative, competitive, and selfish.
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u dont wanna be the next adolf hitler( alot of ppl feared him)
I believe that in this day of age it is superior to be loved as in battle, you will have many troops who will fight alongside you, however, if you are feared you will have an underwhelming number of troops. The second point is that if you are feared, you may become overestimated with your abilities and easily become vanquished. Differently, if you were loved you might fall short of the expected capabilities of a ruler but seeing that you are loved, you will be forgiven and helped reach your potential as a ruler. The 3rd point is that in the event that you could perish, you will have several men who will sacrifice their lives in order you keep yours and finally, you will be admired, supported, respected and remembered as a great ruler.