Eliot Cohen on Shakespeare and Power

ChinaTalk | 10 June 2024 | 1h 15m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Eliot Cohen about his book The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare on How Leaders Rise, Rule, and Fall. Discusses what Shakespeare can teach us about the nature of power; royal/executive power – what getting it does to you, and why relinquishing it is so hard; court intrigues of yore (and today); timeless techniques for exhorting and manipulating the masses; what makes a great speech; what it means to be an effective leader, and how great leaders know when it’s time to quit. Includes Shakespeare readings by Phil Schneider.

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