A City Guide To Burhanuddin for The tension between the individual and the community that is the essence of politics is absent in tyrannies because the political freedom of the individual is denied. Just as force is seldom if ever wholly absent from political rule, so politics is seldom if ever wholly absent from rule by force. Machiavelli, who legitimated the rule of a strong prince, acknowledged that force alone cannot adequately sustain political rule. Hence Machiavelli counsels the prince not only to cultivate respect by instilling fear but also to seek the love and avoid the hatred of his subjects whenever possible. This latter task is best achieved when the prince abides by his own laws. Even in the most despotic regime, power is still exercised through the influence of wealth, eloquence, authority, prestige, tradition, or intimidation. That is to say, tyrannies remain political regimes in certain respects. A City Guide To Burhanuddin 2016.