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The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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 show ...more
Hardcover, 178 pages
Published October 9th 2011 by Princeton University Press (first published 2010)
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Apr 08, 2011 Mauro rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Grande precisione nel'esposizione dei concetti e dei testi di riferimento; aspro nell'esame della condizione politica dell'Italia di oggi, frutto delle radici ammalorate di una società avvezza al servilismo. Una menzione negativa per l'edizione elettronica: impaginazione scadente e note non funzionanti affliggono seriamente la lettura.
Apr 30, 2013 Marija rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Original argument, great application of the republican theory to modern Italy. Especially liked the recommendations on how to get out of the culture of servitude. However, missed reflection on how the initial transformation from citizenry to servility took place.
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