The liberty of servants : Berlusconi's Italy / Maurizio Viroli ; translated by Antony Shugaar with a new preface by the author.

Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that Italian political philosopher and noted Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli puts forward in The Liberty of Servants....

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Main Author: Viroli, Maurizio.
Other Authors: Shugaar, Antony.
Format: Book
Language:English
Italian
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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Summary:Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. This is the controversial argument that Italian political philosopher and noted Machiavelli biographer Maurizio Viroli puts forward in The Liberty of Servants. Drawing upon the classical republican conception of liberty, Viroli shows that a people can be unfree even though they are not oppressed. This condition of unfreedom arises as a consequence of being subject to the arbitrary or enormous power of men like Berlusconi, who presides over Italy with his.
Item Description:Originally published in Italian under the title: La liberta dei servi.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxii, 178 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781400840274
1400840279
1283267470
9781283267472
9786613267474
6613267473