One can enjoy Netflix’s ‘Barbarians’ for its cinematic beauty — as long as one isn’t too nitpicky or a historian haunted by troubling parallels.
While my mind says Charles Murray is right that the United States has hit its zenith and is on the decline like Rome, my heart won’t take that answer.
A cursory scroll through one’s newsfeed is sufficient proof that events from two millennia ago, just as those from two centuries ago, still have much insight to offer us.
We learn from history only if we draw the right lessons from it. The radical distance between the Roman world and our own is far-reaching.
The American republic needs more leaders like ancient Rome’s Cato the Younger, not its dictator Julius Caesar.
America’s republic has not disintegrated into an empire, but into a monarchy.
No one really acts as if Islam and Christianity are an equal threat. So what exactly causes one religion to be more violent?
In the over 4,000 years of which there is a history, there has never been a single instance of success where prices controls didn’t cause serious damage.
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