Catherine Zuckert
Professor of Political Science, The University of Notre Dame

Catherine Zuckert is the Nancy Reeves Dreux professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She is the author of, most recently, Machiavelli’s Politics (2017) and Leo Strauss on Political Philosophy: Responding to the Challenge of Positivism and Historicism (2018).

Written by Catherine Zuckert

Toni Servillo stars as Giulio Andreotti (centre), three-time Italy’s prime minister and senator for life in the biopic Il Divo (2008). Widely liked and regarded as the most prominent and successful Italian post-war politician, Andreotti was also dogged by rumours of Mafia connections. Photo courtesy of BetaFilm

The people’s prince

His name has become synonymous with egotistic political scheming, yet Machiavelli’s work is effectively democratic at heart

Catherine Zuckert