Novak: I’m Less Evil Than You Think

So Bob Novak is doing the whole donating-money-to-charity-to-prove- I’m-not-the-devil thing. Today’s gift of $1.25 million establishes a chair in his honor at his alma mater, the University of Illinois.

The chair in Western civilization and culture will be first held by classicist Jon Solomon, who will be known as Novak Professor Jon Solomon. How’s that for an honor?

In the article, we also learn some of Novak’s favorite books:

The Republic, Plato
The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
The Book of the Courtier, Baldassare Castiglione
Paradise Lost, John Milton
Works of Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Geoffrey Chaucer

Really? We NEVER would have guessed that Novak is a fan of the manipulative, back-stabbing, personification-of-power-hungry Machiavelli.