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Giving and spending

Erica Benner

in Machiavelli's Prince: A New Reading

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199653638
eISBN:
9780191769405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653638.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Since princes are praised for liberality in giving and spending, it is generally desirable to be held liberal. But policies that many people ‘hold’ virtuously liberal involve extravagance that ruins ... More


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