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Ruling the Kingdom, Ruling the Self
Ruling the Kingdom, Ruling the Self: In the Confucian works, we find a very clear discussion of how good rule is something that works on multiple levels, from the self to the family to the nation.
Looking at the assigned excerpts from Machiavelli, do you think his The Prince could be used in the same way? Could these principles for ruling a city-state well also be applied to ruling oneself
well? Discuss at least one principle that you think could work, and one that could not as you give your overall evaluation of the work.