Friday, February 11, 2022
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For this meeting, we'll read and discuss Machiavelli's "The Prince" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince).
Based on the reading, here are some questions and themes for our discussion:
▨ The emergence of the Italian renaissance, its reigning rulers of the period, and the governing system.
▨ A brief biography of Machiavelli.
▨ The intended audience and meaning of The Prince.
▨ The analysis and interpretation of The Prince.
▨ The applicability of political principles and theories stemming from The Prince.
▨ The wide-ranging influence of The Prince -- from the revolutionaries, controversial theorists, dictators, to modern politicians.
IMPORTANT: If you wish to attend, it is strongly recommended that you read the text, as the discussion will primarily be based from the reading assignment. Many copies are available on line, including at the following link: https://www.constitution.org/mac/prince00.htm
More details to follow.