Machiavelli vs. Socrates (Full Lecture)

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Machiavelli (left); Socrates (right).  In more ways than one.

A rather in-depth look at how Machiavelli inverted the western Socratic project.  Please note two things: 1) I’m terribly biased in this lecture; and 2) I tell a beautiful (at least to me) but personal story of my grandfather and mother.

So, a look at Chapter 18 of THE PRINCE, Act III of MANDRAGOLA, and THE CRITO.

I find Machiavelli truly diabolic.

About bradbirzer

By day, I'm a father of seven and husband of one. By night, I'm an author, a biographer, and a prog rocker. Interests: Rush, progressive rock, cultural criticisms, the Rocky Mountains, individual liberty, history, hiking, and science fiction.
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