The Prince Textbook Note (7-9)

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Princes who come to a state through fortune, get to the top easily since they do not have to put in any effort to get to the top. It is difficult however to keep your position once one gets there. This difficulty arises due those who rise thanks to others are not necessarily individuals who are competent in the art of command and the fact that many of these individuals lack the arms necessary to preserve their position. It is important to lay out foundations for oneself over what was laid before you to secure your position of power. Here machiavelli begins to express his admiration for cesare borgia, who came to power via fortune and then proceeded to carve out his domain as a means to secure his position. Where some criticize this behaviour as being expedient, machiavelli commends it as astute. The conclusion drawn is that in politics, skill is always necessary; fortune cannot serve someone forever.

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