Machiavelli's Prince

In this 9-part season of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Gary Gregg walks listeners through one of the most famous texts on political leadership and discusses 42 leadership lessons he identifies in Machiavelli's The Prince.

For those interested in following along with the text, we recommend grabbing a copy of Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 2nd ed., translated and with an introduction by Harvey C. Mansfield (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998). Our reading guide points to key passages in the text, provides questions to consider and links to the companion podcast episode.

Episode 2.1: Leadership Lessons 1-2

Episode 2.2: Leadership Lessons 3-10

Episode 2.3: Leadership Lessons 11-17

Episode 2.4: Leadership Lessons 18-21

Episode 2.5: Leadership Lessons 22-26

Episode 2.6: Leadership Lessons 27-32

Episode 2.7: Leadership Lessons 33-36

Episode 2.8: Leadership Lessons 37-41

Episode 2.9: Leadership Lesson 42