EI Weekly Listen – Alexander Lee on Machiavelli and civil strife

Niccolo Machiavelli, Renaissance statesman and political theorist, saw factional politics as essential to the prosperity of the Roman Empire and his native Florence. Are today's partisan divisions as beneficial? Read by Leighton Pugh.
Cicero Denounces Catiline, an 1888 painting by Italian artist Cesare Maccari
Cicero Denounces Catiline, an 1888 painting by Italian artist Cesare Maccari. Credit Getty Images
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