The Prince

Peter Firth reads from Peter Constantine's new translation of Niccolo Machiavelli's guidebook on how to seize and maintain political power.


01* Men Must Either Be Flattered Or Eliminated20080107

How to conquer new territory.

With an introduction from BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson

02* The Fox And The Lion20080108

What are the qualities of a successful leader?

03* * The Uses Of War20080109

And the wisdom of choosing the lesser evil.

04* On The Uses Of Cruelty20080110

How a successful leader can use cruelty to his advantage.

05 LAST*20080111

On the relationship between the Prince and his advisers, and on how to deal with the power of fortune.