The Prince

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


01Men Must Either Be Flattered Or Eliminated20080107

How to conquer new territory.

With an introduction from BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson

02The Fox And The Lion20080108

What are the qualities of a successful leader?

03The Uses Of War20080109

And the wisdom of choosing the lesser evil.

04On The Uses Of Cruelty20080110

How a successful leader can use cruelty to his advantage.

05 LAST20080111

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