Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli’s Lifelong Quest for Freedom

Erica Benner

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 01-03-2018


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‘A ripping read … fascinating, charming, enjoyably unorthodox’ Daily TelegraphWas Niccolo Machiavelli really the cynical schemer of legend – or was he a profound ethical thinker, who tried to save the democratic freedom of Renaissance Florence as it was threatened by ruthless dynasties? This revelatory biography shows us a man of fox-like dissimulation: a master of disguise in dangerous times. ‘A gripping portrait of a brilliant political thinker, who understood the dangers of authoritarianism and looked for ways to curb them’ The New Yorker’Compelling … this unconventional biography questions whether the philosopher deserves his reputation as an advocate for tyranny’ Julian Baggini, Financial Times

Additional information

Weight 0.281 kg
Dimensions 22 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 384