"The 48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene

This book is a best seller and has been translated into over 24 languages. It’s an old book that has recently experienced a resurgence. I really hated it.  It lays out 48 “laws” explaining how to obtain power. Perhaps if you’re a cunning, evil, amoral person whose only intention is to grab power at all costs, often at the expense of everyone else, you’ll enjoy the book.  The historical examples he uses to support and illustrate each law often drone on forever, and some of his laws seem to contradict each other.  The view of the world he espouses is cutthroat and horrible, and I felt like I needed a shower after reading it. 

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