David’s article The Impossible Dream appears in the current issue of Lapham’s Quarterly (Happiness; Volume XII, No. 3, Summer 2019).
Listen to David in conversation with the journalist and Anglican priest Giles Fraser, examining the four centuries of Western thought — from Machiavelli to Madison — which led to the pursuit of success as the ultimate goal in today’s society.
David talks with Lewis H. Lapham talk about Hobbes, Machiavelli, the Enlightenment, and the “pursuit of happiness.”
Power, Pleasure, and Profit: Insatiable Appetites from Machiavelli to Madison is available now.
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Power, Pleasure, and Profit will appear in Portuguese, to be published by Círculo de Leitores.
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