Modern Prince What Leaders Need to Know Now

ISBN-10: 0300105959
ISBN-13: 9780300105957
Edition: 2004
Authors: Carnes Lord
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880

An eminent political scientist and government official here offers witty and trenchant counsel on what leaders need to know in order to be effective—how to deal with war and crises, diplomacy, secret intelligence, political advisors, the media, and more. “A tour de force. . . . Lord’s understanding of the workings of government, both ancient and modern, is profound, and his ability to assimilate the two, makesThe Modern Princeindispensable. . . . As a handbook for leaders it deserves to become an instant classic.”—Brian M. Carney,Wall Street Journal “Our politics will be a lot healthier if our politicians can be persuaded to read Carnes Lord’s engaging and penetrating book. And even if the politicians don’t take Lord to heart, we should, so we can learn how to select better leaders.”—William Kristol, Editor,The Weekly Standard “This wonderful book covers everything you need to know about politics today.” —Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University

Preface
Why Leadership Is Still Possible
Why Leadership Is Still Necessary
Leadership and Statecraft
On States
On Regimes
Elites and How to Manage Them
Modern Founders
Executive Power and Constitutional Democracy
Democracy Without Leaders
Autocratic Democracy
What Goals Leaders Pursue
What Tools Leaders Have Available
Administration
Law
Education and Culture
Economics
Diplomacy
Force
Intelligence
Communication
On Strategy
On Crisis Management
Advice and Decision
Leadership and Politics
Why Leadership Depends on the Times
Exhortation to Preserve Democracy from the Barbarians
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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