America’s Machiavellian Moment

“‘Tis the season to ponder our constitutional soul.” In this essay, David J. Siemers challenges his readers to apply the philosophy of Machiavelli to aid in the evaluation of the Trump era. For Siemers, Machiavelli provides the key to preserve a healthily cantankerous politics that upholds constitutional norms by respecting the sanctity of institutional processes. Continue reading America’s Machiavellian Moment