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Who's Afraid of Machiavelli?

Marking the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli's book The Prince, which has been a manual for tyrants from Napoleon to Stalin. Featuring performances from Peter Capaldi.

With performances from Peter Capaldi, imagine... marks the 500th anniversary of Machiavelli's notorious book The Prince. Famous for lines like 'It is better to be feared than loved', The Prince has been a manual for tyrants from Napoleon to Stalin. But how relevant is The Prince today, and who are the 21st century Machiavellians? Alan Yentob talks to contributors including Colonel Tim Collins, who kept a copy of The Prince with him in Iraq; plus Hilary Devey, Alastair Campbell and Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 28 Dec 2013 02:40

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Peter Capaldi
Presenter Alan Yentob
Participant Tim Collins
Participant Hilary Devey
Participant Alastair Campbell
Participant George RR Martin
Producer Clare Beavan
Director Clare Beavan
Series Editor Alan Yentob

Broadcasts

  • Tue 3 Dec 2013 22:35
  • Tue 3 Dec 2013 23:05
  • Tue 3 Dec 2013 23:40
  • Sat 28 Dec 2013 02:40