Carlos Alberto Montaner gives us The President, an essay inspired by Machiavelli's Prince but in times of electoral votes. The text is addressed to a presumed president and its reading reveals very useful lessons for voters.
The president has three parts:
Presidents: it is a reflection on the characteristics that that person must have who has the responsibility of directing the destinies of the country and a description of how the most prosperous and happy states of the planet are and how they work.
How to get to the presidency: it is an incursion in the electoral technique.
How is a good president: offers advice, suggestions and observations on how and why to elect cabinet members, to elementary lessons of political economy.
Carlos Alberto Montaner writes these pages with a clear objective: «Illuminate the characteristics of liberal democracy so that the selection of public servants contributes to a better destiny for all».