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How Machiavellian was Machiavelli? A Debate on Truth, Lies and the Meaning of The Prince Bookmark and Share

Oct 2

7 p.m. @ Edwards Recital Hall

The word “Machiavellian” has become synonymous with deceit and dishonesty in politics. However, scholars have always struggled to reconcile the cynical advice found in The Prince with the author’s life, most of which was spent opposing tyranny and supporting democratic republics. Brian Nance, professor in CCU’s Department of History, and several of his students will examine these notions through a debate of the classical text, questioning whether Machiavelli’s intent was ironic, if not satirical.

Contact Department of History for additional information