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The liberty of servants : Berlusconi's Italy

Author: Maurizio Viroli; Antony Shugaar
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Viroli, Maurizio.
Liberty of Servants : Berlusconi's Italy.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2011
Named Person: Silvio Berlusconi; Silvio Berlusconi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Viroli; Antony Shugaar
ISBN: 9781400840274 1400840279
OCLC Number: 755413506
Notes: Originally published in Italian under the title: La liberta dei servi.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 178 pages)
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
The liberty of servants and the liberty of citizens --
The court system --
The signs of servitude --
The prerequisites of servitude --
The path to freedom.
Other Titles: Libertà dei servi.
Responsibility: Maurizio Viroli ; translated by Antony Shugaar ; with a new preface by the author.

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Italy is a country of free political institutions, yet it has become a nation of servile courtesans, with Silvio Berlusconi as their prince. Drawing upon the republican conception of liberty, this  Read more...

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"Brave and original... [A] compelling inquiry into intellectual and political history."--Joseph Luzzi, Times Literary Supplement "This short book is Viroli's diagnosis of what is wrong with Italy and Read more...

 
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