Plato, “The allegory of the Cave”
1) Select a world leader who has been dead or out of office for at least 20 years and analyze the role which ideas or ideology played in his performance. Comment on Plato’s take on this matter. Was this leader flexible when it came to applying ideas to real-life situations and making decisions ? is flexible the right word? If this individual stayed from processed ideas or beliefs in the name of pragmatism, could this divergence be considered betrayal of his principles?
Niccolò Machiavelli “The qualities of the prince”
2)Select a world leader who has been dead or out of office for at least 20 years and analyze his performance in light of Machiavelli’s admonitions to the prince. Consider specific moments and events, decisions and actions. Was it a good idea, or bad one, for this leader to behave like Machiavellian Prince at these specific times? evoke concrete admonitions to the Prince, not generalities or assumptions