The Question and Answer section for The Prince is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
In essence, Machiavelli believes the nature of man to be completely "self-interested".
The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli has been used by leaders both past and present. Machiavelli used it as a critique of the government of Florence. Machiavelli's work was advice to a prince about how he should handle his affairs. Machiavelli stated...