Be Like the Fox

Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

Erica Benner

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780141974859
Published: March 2018

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Niccol Machiavelli lived in a fiercely competitive world, one where brute wealth, brazen liars and ruthless self-promoters seemed to carry off all the prizes and a new breed of leaders - super-rich dynasties like the Medici or military strongmen like Cesare Borgia - promised radical alternatives to the status quo. In the republic of Florence, Machiavelli and his contemporaries faced a choice- should they capitulate to these new princes, or fight to save the city's democratic freedoms?

In this book, Erica Benner follows Machiavelli's dramatic quest for political and human freedom through his own eyes. Far from the cynical henchman people think he was, Machiavelli emerges as his era's staunchest champion of liberty, a profound ethical thinker who refused to compromise his ideals to fit corrupt times. But he did sometimes have to mask his true convictions, becoming a great artist of fox-like dissimulation- a master of disguise in dangerous times.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780141974859
  • Published: March 2018
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 22
  • Weight (g): 281


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