This week's interview
Kenneth Bartlett recommends the best Renaissance Books
If you’re going to look at the past, you have to understand the people who were living there and see the world through their eyes, says historian and Renaissance specialist Kenneth Bartlett. He explains that while Machiavelli is much misunderstood and maligned, Donald Trump is a Machiavellian in the truest sense of the word. He picks the best books of the Italian Renaissance.
Book of the day
The Populist Persuasion
by Michael Kazin
“Populism has a very long history in the US and is, to a certain extent, a part of the political mainstream.”