It operates as a refuge for a civilizing element in short supply in contemporary America: honest criticism
Machiavelli's philosophical musings on truth are just as important as his work on politics.
was right!Support The
Five hundred years ago, on December 10, 1513, Niccolò Machiavelli wrote a letter to a friend in Rome describing one day in his life as an exile from Florence and remarked casually that he had just completed writing The Prince. This momentous book, together with its companion, the Discourses on Livy, neither published until after his death, announces an enterprise affecting all human beings today: the creation of the modern world.
Machiavelli is famous for his infamy, for being &ldqu ...
This article is available to subscribers and for individual purchase
This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 32 October 2013, on page 4
Copyright © 2015 The New Criterion | www.newcriterion.comhttp://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Machiavelli-s-enterprise-7706
E-mail to friend
On the balance between saftey & strength in the thinking of Publius.
On the defense of politics through the disparagement of philosophy.
by Gene Dattel
The South is largely blamed for the failure of Reconstruction, but what of the North's responsibility?
September 29 2015
Friends and Young Friends Event: Book Launch Party with Peter Pettus
October 02 2015
Friends and Young Friends Event: "The Corruption of our Political Institutions," a symposium
The Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity
Introduction to The Kennedy Phenomenon
The Kennedy Phenomenon: "Watching the Kennedy Train-Wreck"
Aug 31, 2015 12:50 PM