Kresta in the Afternoon – June 18, 2020 – Hour 2

+  Was Machiavelli Machiavellian? (2 segments)

  • Description: Even if you've never read a word of Niccolo Machiavelli's writings, you’re probably familiar with his name. He conjures up images of double-dealing and political treachery and the name has even been made into an adjective - Machiavellian. But who was he? Was Machiavelli really Machiavellian? We'll talk with Bill Cook.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Bill Cook
      William Cook is Professor Emeritus of History at State University of New York - Genesceo, where he taught on Medieval and Renaissance Europe and Church History. He is the president of the Bill Cook Foundation, which helps poor children in 29 countries go to school. Visit He is the author of several books including "The Medieval World View: An Introduction" and has hosted several Great Courses lecture series, including "The Cathedral" and "Machiavelli in Context."

+  Kresta Comments: Why It's Hard for White People to Talk About Race

  • Description: Al looks at some recent commentary on racial relations in America and why differing perspectives and life experiences make it hard for White Americans to talk about Race.

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