Agents of drastic change he called “new princes” – young, ambitious people, partly lion, partly fox, unconscious or conscious enemies of the established order. Second, Machiavelli analyzed the process through which new princes reached the peak of their power, and often, fell from it. Specific patterns are clear: the need to adjust appearances, to take advantage of people’s belief systems, and sometimes to take drastic actions of unethical actions. Hiking And into the forest poster. Machiavelli longed for the power to spread his thoughts and instructions. Denied this power through politics, he achieved it through works: he converted readers according to his goals, and they would spread his thoughts, conscious messengers. or unconscious.