The Prince

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Five hundred years after writing his most provocative political tract, Niccolo Machiavelli appears before an infernal court to appeal against the harsh treatment his works have received over time.

Rather than being seen as a description of political cynicism and opportunism, he argues that "Machiavellian" should be a compliment and The Prince has in fact been an infallible guidebook followed closely by all successful leaders.

The Prince By Niccolo Machaiavelli

Adapted by Jonathan Myerson

Produced and directed by Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli