Paul English's performance of Machiavelli is thoughtful and evocative. There is a lot of information in this audiobook, but English's narration is so steady and clear, that the audience is not fazed by the facts. In this audiobook, author Cary Nederman examines the rich life and controversial thinking of the Florentine Niccolo Machiavelli. His political discourse is a fundamental part of modern political theory. Machiavelli's influence is far-reaching, and with this introduction, the listener will feel able to opine about his legacy.
Liberal thinker or immoral pragmatist? You decide....
Machiavelli has been among the most commented upon, criticized and feared thinkers of the modern world. Infamous for his support of brutality and repression as valid political instruments, he is often portrayed as the pantomime villain of political theorists. In this whirlwind tour of Machiavelli's writings and eventful life, Nederman highlights the complexities in his thought, showing that he actually advocated democracy as much as dictatorship, debate as much as violence, depending upon prevailing political conditions.
©2009 Cary J Nederman (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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