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Harvey Mansfield on Niccolò Machiavelli and the Origins of Modernity

- Conversations with Bill Kristol, Dec. 2015.
Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield explains why we should consider Machiavelli not only the founder of modern politics but also a founder of modern science and economics. What was the character of Machiavelli’s critique of Christian morality? Why did he… More

Machiavelli’s Verità Effetuale

- Harvey Mansfield, "Machiavelli’s Verità Effetuale," University of Dallas, February 7, 2014.
Harvey Mansfield of Harvard University discusses Machiavelli’s notion of the “Effectual truth.”

Is Machiavelli a Moralist or a Realist?

- "Is Machiavelli a Moralist or a Realist?" Program on Constitutional Government Panel: Erica Benner (Yale); Michelle Clarke (Dartmouth); Clifford Orwin (Toronto). Harvard University, Cambridge, MA September 20, 2013.
In September, 2013, the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University sponsored a conference on Machiavelli–timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli’s Prince. There were four panels in total. Panel 4 features Erica… More

How does Machiavelli Regard Religion?

- "How does Machiavelli Regard Religion?" Program on Constitutional Government Panel: William Connell (Seton Hall); William Kristol (The Weekly Standard); Vickie Sullivan (Tufts); Nathan Tarcov (Chicago) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 20, 2013.
In September, 2013, the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University sponsored a conference on Machiavelli–timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli’s Prince. There were four panels in total. Panel 3 features… More

Is Machiavelli a Civic Humanist or figure of the Renaissance?

- "Is Machiavelli a Civic Humanist or figure of the Renaissance?" Program on Constitutional Government Panel: James Hankins (Harvard); John McCormick (Chicago); Eric Nelson (Harvard); Paul Rahe (Hillsdale). Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, September 20, 2013.
In September, 2013, the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University sponsored a conference on Machiavelli–timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli’s Prince. There were four panels in total. Panel 2 features James… More

Is Machiavelli a Philosopher?

- "Is Machiavelli a Philosopher?" Program on Constitutional Government Panel, Ioannis Evrigenis (Tufts); Christopher Lynch (Carthage); Harvey Mansfield (Harvard); Waller Newell (Carleton)   Harvard University, Cambridge, MA,  September 19, 2013.
In September, 2013, the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University sponsored a conference on Machiavelli–timed to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli’s Prince. There were four panels in total.  Panel 1 features… More

Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox

- CBC Radio 1. "Ideas" with Paul Kennedy. "Machiavelli: The Prince of Paradox" Nov. 5, 2013.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation CBC “Ideas” radio program on Machiavelli featuring Harvey C. Mansfield, Clifford Orwin, Michelle Clarke, and Erica Brenner. Comedian Rick Mercer stars as Machiavelli.

Allan Bloom on Machiavelli’s ‘Prince’

- Audio recording. Allan Bloom. Five lectures. Boston College, 1983. Time: Approximately 45m each part.
Allan Bloom delivered these lectures as part of the series entitled “Philosophic Perspectives” at Boston College in 1983. The series was intended to help teachers of undergraduates in their teaching of those great works that are essential to a… More