Interviews where books by Niccolo Machiavelli were recommended
Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher
by Armand D'Angour
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
by Sarah Bakewell
The Complete Philosophy Files
by Stephen Law
by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything
by Christine Gross-Loh & Michael Puett
Sea, sun and Socrates: what more could you want for the perfect holiday? Our philosophy editor Nigel Warburton, whose own book has had considerable success as a beach read, unveils his philosophy book holiday reading list.
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.
For anybody wanting to go into politics a mastery of the French Revolution is an enormous help and a knowledge of history essential, says Peregrine Worsthorne, the columnist and former editor of Britain’s Sunday Telegraph. He recommends the best books on the French Revolution, both for and against.