Citizen Machiavelli

Citizen Machiavelli
Author: Mark Hulliung
Language English
ISBN10: 0691076618
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN13: 9780691076614
Published: February 21st 1984 by Princeton University Press

Hulliung's "Citizen Machiavelli" argues that Machiavelli's embrace of fraud and violence cannot take cover behind Italian patriotism or a concern with the common good--and that Machiavelli uses and abuses history in the service of his mythical intent He is a republican imperialist, embracing the heroic pagan virtues and consciously subverting the humanistic tradition of Cicero and the religious morality of Christianity by an intentionally skewed interpretation of republican Rome.