World in Time

Erica Benner

Friday, July 07, 2017

The life and thought of Niccolò Machiavelli has been badly misunderstood, argues historian Erica Benner. Far from his usual depiction as a politically amoral henchman, Machiavelli was in fact a prescient critic of princely power and religious zealotry. He lived the problems of government and fought to change a corrupt world.

 

Lewis H. Lapham talks to Erica Benner, author of Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli in His World.

 

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