Machiavelli's Virtue

Harvey Mansfield

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Machiavelli's Virtue

Machiavelli s Virtue Uniting thirty years of authoritative scholarship by a master of textual detail Machiavelli s Virtue is a comprehensive statement on the founder of modern politics Harvey Mansfield reveals the role o

  • Title: Machiavelli's Virtue
  • Author: Harvey Mansfield
  • ISBN: 9780226503691
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Uniting thirty years of authoritative scholarship by a master of textual detail, Machiavelli s Virtue is a comprehensive statement on the founder of modern politics Harvey Mansfield reveals the role of sects in Machiavelli s politics, his advice on how to rule indirectly, and the ultimately partisan character of his project, and shows him to be the founder of such modernUniting thirty years of authoritative scholarship by a master of textual detail, Machiavelli s Virtue is a comprehensive statement on the founder of modern politics Harvey Mansfield reveals the role of sects in Machiavelli s politics, his advice on how to rule indirectly, and the ultimately partisan character of his project, and shows him to be the founder of such modern and diverse institutions as the impersonal state and the energetic executive Accessible and elegant, this groundbreaking interpretation explains the puzzles and reveals the ambition of Machiavelli s thought The book brings together essays that have mapped Mansfield s paths of reflection over the past thirty years The ground, one would think, is ancient and familiar, but Mansfield manages to draw out some understandings, or recognitions, jarringly new Hadley Arkes, New Criterion Mansfield s book than rewards the close reading it demands Colin Walters, Washington Times A masterly new book on the Renaissance courtier, statesman and political philosopher Mansfield seeks to rescue Machiavelli from liberalism s anodyne rehabilitation Roger Kimball, The Wall Street Journal

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    1. Colm Gillis on said:

      An unwieldy book. It showcases the range of knowledge the author possesses and does present some of his theses. Nonetheless, the title is somewhat misleading and there is no strong, single thesis knitting the work together. A good book to mine certain ideas, but on the whole unsatisfactory.

    2. Paul on said:

      This one is heavy lifting indeed. Mansfield is a beguiling writer, alternately suggestive and bold. It is exceedingly difficult to pin him down on some matters where he prefers to maintain that quintessential Straussian ambiguity. This can be maddening. Nevertheless, the book constitutes an intensive study of Machiavelli that will not fail to engage the mind of any reader prepared for some hard work.

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