From LSE Review of Books, Mark Fisher reviews History of Political Theory: An Introduction. Volume 1: Ancient and Medieval Political Theory by George Klosko. Robert Talisse interviews Roslyn Weiss, author of Philosophers in the Republic: Plato’s Two Paradigms. Alain Badiou translates “What is a Philosopher?” from Plato’s Republic (and here is Kenneth Reinhard's introduction, "Badiou's Sublime Translation of the Republic”). On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the composition of Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince, Quentin Skinner delivers a public lecture, titled “How Machiavellian was Machiavelli?” David Runciman on how Noel Malcolm’s new edition of Leviathan reveals how Thomas Hobbes’s political philosophy was flexible — unlike his theology (and more). Andrew Gamble reviews On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan (and more).

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