The paradox of the democratic Prince: Machiavelli and political leadership in contemporary democracies

28 September 2016 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Richard Bellamy

The director of the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute, Richard Bellamy, takes issue with modern neo-Machiavellians, arguing that Machiavelli was more of a true democrat than they suppose: he advocated that the Prince use the dark arts against those who would subvert democracy, rather than in subverting democracy.

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