Join the University of Chicago Graham School's Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults for a free sample discussion. Basic Program instructor Raymond Ciacci will lead a discussion on chapters 17–18 of The Prince by Machiavelli.
Is it better to be loved, or feared? In what mode should a Prince keep faith? In these two chapters of his (in)famous work, The Prince, Machiavelli gives advice about successful leadership that is still being debated today.
A short presentation on the Basic Program will follow the discussion.
What is the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults?
The Basic Program offers a rigorous noncredit liberal arts curriculum that draws on the strong Socratic tradition of the University of Chicago. We discover, discuss, and disagree about the foundational texts of modern Western literature, politics, and social thought. Come join the conversation!
Mr. Ciacci is a lecturer in the College and the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults at the University of Chicago. He holds a PhD from the university’s Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World.