Q&A with Miles Unger

Miles J. Unger was interviewed about his new biography on the life and writings of noted Italian author and playwright, Niccolo… read more

Miles J. Unger was interviewed about his new biography on the life and writings of noted Italian author and playwright, Niccolo Machiavelli. The book details how Machiavelli became an infamous and influential political writer. Mr. Unger recounts how Machiavelli’s name became synonymous with cynical scheming and the selfish pursuit of power. Despite this, Mr. Unger argues that Machiavelli was a deeply humane writer whose controversial theories were a response to the corruption he witnessed around him. He also speaks of his own time spent living in Florence, along with the roots of his deep interest in studying the Italian Renaissance.

Miles J. Unger has been a contributing writer to the New York Times for over ten years. He is the former managing editor of Art New England. His last book was Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Q&A
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 4, 2011
Last Aired:
Sep 5, 2011

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  • Sep 04, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 04, 2011 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 05, 2011 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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