Explain at least three of the recommendations that Machiavelli makes for rulers to be ‘successful’. Do you see the same standards of ‘success’ practiced/ emphasized by the rulers/leaders of today? If yes, explain two examples from contemporary society. If no, explain what you think accounts for the difference.

text book: Lawall, Sarah, et al., eds. The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Package 1. Vols. A, B, and C. / Beginnings to 1650. 3rd ed. Norton, 2012. ISBN 978-0-393-93365-9