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The New Machiavelli: How to Wield Power in the Modern World


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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.

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