H.W. Brands: The Prez- Machiavelli Visits the White House

December 10, 2014 

For centuries the name Machiavelli has been synonymous with amoral calculation in politics. No American president would ever want to be described as Machiavellian. Yet should the canny Florentine return to life and visit twenty-first century America, he would have some useful and surprising advice for America’s chief executive – advice that would say as much about America as about the country’s highest office.

This event was in partnership with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum, and Foundation.

Watch the lecture here.