Machiavelli vs. Socrates (Full Lecture)


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.

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