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Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu

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Author: Maurice Joly
Published: 1864
Language: French
Wordcount: 66,759 / 235 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,654
Added to site: 2007.06.16
mnybks.net#: 17341
Genre: Satire

An attack upon the political ambitions of Napoleon III using the device of diabolical plotters in Hell as stand-ins for Napoleon's views. Portions were plagiarized to create the anti-semitic pamphlet The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

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égociation, aucune réforme intérieure, ne pourra réussir, sans le secours de ces combinaisons que vous paraissez réprouver, mais que vous auriez été obligé d'employer vous-même si le roi de France vous eût chargé de la moindre affaire d'État.

Réprobation puérile que celle qui a frappé le Traité du Prince! Est-ce que la politique a rien à démêler avec la morale? Avez-vous jamais vu un seul État se conduire d'après les principes qui régissent la morale privée? Mais toute guerre serait un crime, même quand elle aurait une cause juste; toute conquête n'ayant d'autre mobile que la gloire, serait un forfait; tout traité dans lequel une puissance aurait fait pencher la balance de son côté, serait une indigne tromperie; toute usurpation du pouvoir souverain serait un acte qui mériterait la mort. Rien ne sera

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