The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World
Speaker(s): Jonathan Powell
Chair: Professor Michael Cox
Recorded on 19 October 2010 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House.
Taking the lessons Machiavelli derived from his experience as an official in fifteenth-century Florence, Powell shows how these lessons can still apply today. Illustrating each of Machiavelli's maxims with a description of events that occurred during Tony Blair's time as Prime Minister, The New Machiavelli is designed to be The Prince for modern times.