The "New Yorker" looks at "The Florentine"

In an article for The New Yorker, Claudia Roth Pierpont looks at the life of Niccolò Machiavelli, "the man who taught rulers how to rule."

The extensive article discusses Machiavelli's biography, from his imprisonment and torture on charges of conspiracy to murder of the Medicis (he was found innocent), to his civic responsibilities and authorship of The Prince.