Aural Tapestry – Nicolo Machiavelli: Cynical Politico

Santi di Tito_-Niccolo Machiavelli's portrait
Niccolo Machiavelli’s portrait (© Santo di Tito/Wikicommons)

“Machiavellian” has come to mean: elaborate, cunning, scheming, unscrupulous. David Swatling examines the life of Niccolo Machiavelli, the Florentine statesman and political writer who advocated resorting to morally questionable methods in the interest of the state. The programme features interviews and readings from Machiavelli’s works.

Producer: David Swatling