THE ROBERTS COURT
Thursdays, September 6-October 11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m.
In contrast to his infamous work The Prince, Machiavelli’s The Discourses are not based upon his personal observations about the duplicitous and ruthless mechanics of princely power. Instead, Machiavelli uses this work to persuade the reader that a democratic “republic” is the superior form of government.
Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring is among the most controversial and consequential books in American history. Learn why she is a heroine for all seasons. Biographer Lytle calls her a “gentle subversive,” a female scientist who reluctantly challenged the 1960s male-dominated establishment regarding pesticide use.