Friday, October 30, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Center for the Core Curriculum
If politics is a blood sport, Machiavelli is the unflinching sportscaster. But which side is he on? Join Prof. John P. McCormick for a timely conversation about leadership and tyranny, democracy and demagogy, unwashed masses and dirty elites. John P. McCormick is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching interests include political thought in Renaissance Florence (specifically, Guicciardini and Machiavelli), 19th and 20th century continental political and social theory (with a focus on Weimar Germany and Central European emigres to the US), the philosophy and sociology of law, the normative dimensions of European integration, and contemporary democratic theory. He is the author of two books on Machiavelli and is working on a third entitled The People's Princes. Machiavelli on Leadership and Liberty.