More Machiavelli, less Machiavellian?

If you enjoyed the BBC programme on Machiavelli, you’ll love this.

In this lecture, Professor Quentin Skinner (a contributor to the BBC programme) takes a deeper look at Machiavelli and his famous book.

Especially interesting is Skinner’s exploration of what Machiavelli really means when he talks of clemency. Was Machiavelli as Machiavellian as we think? In part, yes. In other ways, not so much.

Another hour well spent. Add it to your Weekend Watch list.