Reading Group: Machiavelli’s The Prince

January 30, 2012 by  
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Machiavelli’s 16th century advice to the young ruler is a classic work about the relationship between power and politics, both personal and popular, as well as about the shifting understandings of virtue, vices, and fortune.  CSS president Marion Smith moderated a discussion of Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince. The book is available online in Hungarian (A fejedelem) here and in English here.

The Problem with Moral Relativism (event archive)

January 25, 2012 by  
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On both sides of the Atlantic, liberal democracies face economic hardship,continued security threats, and falling confidence in basic institutions of government. Yet, the most serious crisis of all may be moral in nature. The prevailing philosophy of moral relativism has made the pursuit of truth a suspect endeavor and hollowed out the West’s self-confidence. What […]

DIP! Discussion with the Ambassador of Egypt

January 21, 2012 by  
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DIP! Discussion with the Ambassador of Egypt Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Time: 19.00 Venue: Gerbeaud Café (Vörösmarty tér 7-8) Details: Our guest for 2012’s first DIP will be His Excellency Aly Houssam El-Din El-Hefny, Ambassador of Egypt. He will talk about questions related to Egypt’s international and regional role in Africa and the Middle East, Egyptian-Hungarian relations, the […]