Genre: Biography


Performed by:
Paul English
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Machiavelli has been among the most commented upon, criticised and feared thinkers of the modern world. Infamous for his support of brutality and repression as valid political instruments, he is often portrayed as the pantomime villain of political theorists.In this whirlwind tour of Machiavelli’s writings and eventful life, Nederman highlights the complexities in his thought, showing that he actually advocated democracy as much as dictatorship, debate as much as violence – depending upon prevailing political conditions.

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Run time: 5 hours
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Cary J. Nederman
Paul English

Paul English is an exceptionally talented actor and narrator. He has starred in productions with all major Australian theatre companies, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet and King Lear, Chekhov’s Ivanov and Stoppard’s Arcadia. Television credits include SeaChange, Phoenix and Curtin, and his narration of Mao’s Last Dancer won an AudioFile Earphones Award (US) in 2004.

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