Program in American Values and Institutions: “Machiavelli’s Notion of Liberty”
Thursday, November 12, 2020 • 7:30 PM
A virtual event through Zoom
Nathan Tarcov is the Karl J. Weintraub Professor in the College and the Division of the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. His scholarly interests include history of political theory, education and family in political theory, and principles of U.S. foreign policy. He has published Locke’s Education for Liberty, Machiavelli’s Discourses on Livy, and The Legacy of Rousseau, as well as numerous articles on Machiavelli, Locke, the American founders, Leo Strauss, and such topics as constitutionalism, democracy and tyranny. He is one of the coordinators of the Political Theory Workshop and Director of The Leo Strauss Center.
Professor Tarcov is a JMC fellow.
The Program in American Values and Institutions at Duke University, a JMC partner program, seeks to provide an understanding of how American values have evolved in response to particular historical circumstances. The program’s courses, lectures, and workshops explore how political ideals and beliefs about human flourishing shaped the origins and development of American political, economic and social institutions and encourage students, faculty and the general public to subject American ideals and institutions to critical analysis.
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