Machiavelli’s View on U.S Superpower Status


Machiavelli’sView on U.S Superpower Status


Ardito,A.M. (2015). Machiavelliand the Modern State,Cambridge:Cambridge University Press

ArditoAlisto provides a comprehensive political reflection of theprinciples presented by Machiavelli in his writings as it relates tothe modern day states. With a keen reference to the principles ofMachiavelli, Arditogives a detailed interpretation of the principles that guide thegrowth of a state. This book gives a political thought about thedevelopment of the modern states and how they relate with each other.Based on the interpretation of the Machiavellian principles byArdito, this reflection gives an important viewpoint of understandingthe rise of a superpower state. This source will be valuable indeveloping the basis of arguing for the political policies adopted bythe united states as a state, and a as a superpower in relation toother modern states.

Dombowsky,D. (2004). Nietzsche`sMachiavellian Politics, philosophicalresearch,1:769-978

Inthis scholarly journal, Don Dombowskypresents an exciting study that explores the foundations ofMachiavellian principles from the interpretative viewpoint ofFredrich Nietzsche. The journal studies the interpretation ofMachiavelli’s thoughts on the politics of a typical state in themodern world. Through the understanding of the politics viewedthrough Machiavellian eye, the study provides an important insight ofthe uniqueness of the United States compared to other states.Therefore, the journal will provide an important understanding of theefficiency of American politics as a state in the modern world thatmakes it a superior country.

Femia,J. (2005). Machiavelliand International Relations,The Political Quarterly, &nbspJuly2005 Volume76,&nbspIssue3,&nbspp341–349

Inthis journal, Joseph Femia internationalizes the Machiavellianconcepts on states and politics. The comprehensive discussion ofMachiavellian principles in international relations presents a basisof understanding the role of politics in the international relationsof nations. This way, Femia provides a comprehensive view of theideologies that shape the international relations. Through the viewof the Machiavellian principles, the journal interprets why countriesrelate the way they relate. As a result, the journal becomes avaluable source for the exploration of the united state relation toother nations as a superpower.

Huntington,S.P. (1999).Thelonely&nbspsuperpower,RevueInternationale Strategique,March1999 Volume1,&nbspp1–9

Inthis journal, Huntingtonprovides an intellectual discussion of the existence of the UnitedStates as a superpower in the world. Huntington explores how theUnited States succeeds in existing as a super power in the world andthe policies that keep it in the same status.Through the understanding of the meaning of a superpower, the journalprovides the basis of understanding the political factors that comeinto play for a superpower. Through this understanding, the journaloffers a clear description of the international politics behind thesuperpower status and the challenges that come with it. This articlewill provide an important understanding of the policies United Statesputs forward and challenges the country overcomes to stay afloat as asingle superpower nation in the world.

Machiavelli,N. (2001). The Prince, translated by N.H. Thomson, Vol, 36, Part 1,TheHarvard Classics,New York: P.F. Collier &amp Son

Thisjournal provides the Machiavelli text in an understandable languageas translated by N.H Thompson. This is a political treatise thatMachiavelli wrote in 1532. In this political treatise, Machiavelliapplies political principles as tools for running a countryeffectively and run a state. This treatise is dedicated to princes toeducate them on how best to run a state and control it. By comparingthe state in the Machiavellian time with the United States as such astate, it is possible to apply the same principles in the modern day.This treatise will give the mind of Machiavelli, when exploring thereasons, the means and the implications of the united states existingas a super power.


Ardito,A.M. (2015). Machiavelliand the Modern State.Cambridge:Cambridge University Press

Dombowsky,D. (2004). Nietzsche`sMachiavellian Politics. philosophicalresearch,1:769-978 &nbsp

Femia,J. (2005). Machiavelliand International Relations,The Political Quarterly, &nbspJuly2005 Volume76,&nbspIssue3,&nbspp341–349Huntington,S.P. (1999).Thelonely&nbspsuperpower,RevueInternationale Strategique,March1999 Volume 1,&nbspp1–9

Machiavelli,N. (2001). The Prince, translated by N.H. Thomson. Vol. 36, Part 1.TheHarvard Classics,New York: P.F. Collier &amp Son