Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli?

Niccolo Machiavelli, a 16th century Italian diplomat, political thinker, philosopher, author and arch bad guy, his name conjures up everything thats sly about human behaviour.

It is all because of his book entitled “The Prince”, written over 500 years ago. It’s about power, how to get it and how to keep it.

Machiavelli wrote this book in 1513, it was shocking then and it’s shocking now. But how useful and relevant is “The Prince” today?

Join in, as we investigate these questions and more with documentary host Peter Capaldi.

Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli?
  • Info
  • Release date2013
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Clare Beavan
  • Part of the seriesImagine
  • Production companyBBC