Manhattan Kansas - Machiavelli's Borgia

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Machiavelli's Borgia

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(2 reviews)
Renaissance Florence, by way of Manhattan KS., Manhattan Kansas, United States
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

This is not a traditional tour. Instead, it's a trip through the mind of the famous bad boy of the Italian Renaissance, Niccolo Machiavelli. In his most famous work, The Prince, Machiavelli praised "the Duke" Cesare Borgia for how he handled the takeover of the area north of the Papal States. Borgia was a part of a powerful and ruthless family, and he was likewise ruthless, yet Machiavelli said he did everything with perfection except--he died too soon! Borgia was Machiavelli's number one example of quality leadership, and we might not like the lessons he draws from Cesare's experience, but we might end up having to admit he's at least partially right. I'll talk about what Borgia did that Machiavelli admired so much (hint--it's bloody), and I'll leave plenty of time for questions!


Meet Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson

Laurie loves teaching people about how philosophers and public figures developed and shaped our modern world. She loves answering questions! Her motto: In the long run it's true that ""The pen is mightier than the sword."" Ideas have consequences, and the more we know about them, the more we will know ourselves! Laurie is a Professor of Political Science specializing in political philosophies and ideologies. She's from Kansas, USA, and has been teaching at the university level for 30 years.


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Manhattan Kansas with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Manhattan Kansas. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.


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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

(UK): Caroline P.

11 June 2021

A very different tour. Inspired.

Pamela & Charlie B.

10 June 2021

We absolutely loved her lecture -- Laurie is set to expand the usefulness of this wonderful platform in an exciting new direction. Keep it up!


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