I reviewed James Hankins' Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft in Renaissance Italy for The Washington Examiner. Still behind a paywall for the moment, but, you can always subscribe or check back later:
"Hankins, an intellectual historian and Harvard professor whose main focus is on the Italian Renaissance, has written a book that is not only the fruit of a long and accomplished career but that also offers a rich and deep perspective on two time periods simultaneously: the Italian Renaissance and our own. Which is another way of saying that Virtue Politics gives readers a cleareyed account of how the most creative minds of the Italian Renaissance addressed the permanent problems of human nature, virtue, tyranny, and political decay."
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