Daily Archives: July 26, 2016

Silent Running, Or The Dark Side Of Sprezzatura

It is likely that without knowing it, many of the people who read this will likely be devotees of the fine Renaissance art of sprezzatura.  In his well-known work The Book of The Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione stated that the ideal … Continue reading

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Machiavelli’s Revenge

For many years, one of my dream classes to teach on the university level would be a course on Machiavelli that would look at him from the point of view of history, literary criticism, and political philosophy, and that would … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Katherine Swynford, by Alison Weir

Katherine Swynford:  The Story Of John Of Gaunt And His Scandalous Duchess, by Alison Weir If you are reading (or listening to) this book, a few things could likely be said about you.  For example, you could be fond of … Continue reading

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