American Scipioni

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The New RomanI’m not going to flog what Scipio Africanus has to do with the US, but I’m trying really hard not to channel Cato the Elder. I think it will be mission to find a Roman precedent for this blog. The Gracchi?

No…but if you want to know how the Scipioni relate to the current American political ugliness, take stock of empire (from a commenter):

The New RomanI’m not going to flog what Scipio Africanus has to do with the US, but I’m trying really hard not to channel Cato the Elder. I think it will be mission to find a Roman precedent for this blog. The Gracchi?

No…but if you want to know how the Scipioni relate to the current American political ugliness, take stock of empire (from a commenter):

I think the lesson to be learned here is when a small number of people get greedy for wealth and power, it starts a process. They start changing the rules to protect or enhance their ability to increase their already overwhelming advantage in wealth or power. At least when you study Roman history, you don’t have to listen to people on the top of the heap whining about taxes and regulations when in reality, the world is their oyster.

The podcast series is excellent.

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