How to Run A Country: An Ancient Guide for Leaders


"How to Win an Election was a delight--and How to Run a Country is even better. Cicero's acute observations about how to govern will resonate with everyone who recognizes that the tribalism, ideological extremism, and coarsened culture of politics today urgently need to change."—Norman J. Ornstein, coauthor of It's Even Worse Than It Looks

"Cicero's words live forever. In these carefully chosen and well-translated selections on leadership, classicist Philip Freeman offers an astute introduction to one of history's noblest minds."—Barry Strauss, author of Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership

"If Freeman’s selection of the lessons on offer in Cicero’s oeuvre sounds like a reproach to the current American political system, then you’ve got the idea. His book is a collection of tidbits, of course, but if it sends its readers on a journey into Cicero’s world it will have achieved Freeman’s main purpose: the creation of a citizen-reader who is a little bit more thoughtful about politics than they were before."—Inside Story

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