morality and politics

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Politics and Morality-Machiavelli

    Niccolo Machiavelli lived in Florence from 1469-1512. Florence was a hotbed of corruption, violence and intrigue and Machiavelli held an official post in one government, then was imprisoned by the next. His book, The Prince, was his attempt to suck up to the current ruler in the hopes of getting a political appointment. … Continue reading

Politics and Morality: Karl Marx

Karl Marx (1818-1883), like John Locke, Jeremy Bentham and John Stewart Mill, was a product of the Enlightenment. Both Marx and Mill were committed to basing politics on a scientific theory and the freedom of the individual. Yes, Marx also wanted to free individuals-from exploitation by the elite into a classless, stateless society. It is … Continue reading