Critically examine the following citation from The Prince.
So, as a prince is forced to know how to act like a beast, he must learn from the fox and the lion So it follows that a prudent ruler cannot, and must not, honor his word when it places him at a disadvantage and when the reasons for which he made his promise no longer exist. (Chapter 18)
Must a ruler be beast-like in order to be effective? Must a ruler break their word when it suits their purposes?
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