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Department
Political Science
Course
POL2108
Professor
Sophie Bourgault
Semester
Winter

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DGD – Machiavelli & De La Boetie Comparison between Cesare Borgia and the Discourses Borgia • Borgia was a cruel ruler; he killed his advisor • He did everything right but his sickness led to his downfall • He was more cruel and more glorious thanAthagocles The Discourses • Amonarch only has 1 view while the masses consist of many views (the wisdom of the masses) • The elites are more rich and have more power than the masses • Strong willed; religion is bad • Morality = Success The good citizen/ruler • The good ruler obsesses fortuna, foresight, boldness • The good ruler isn’t afraid to bear arms and use imperialistic rule • The good citizen is a hard worker; not idle and lazy • The good citizen defends his country • He wants what is g
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