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Be Like the Fox Machiavelli's Lifelong Quest for Freedom

Paperback (01 Mar 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'A ripping read ... fascinating, charming, enjoyably unorthodox' Daily Telegraph

Was Niccolò 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

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141974859
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 323.4401
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxii, 360
Weight: 284g
Height: 131mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 24mm