The danger facing America, the names of the guilty, and our best hope for reform

Roman Senate

Summary: Let's cut through the doomster hysteria about Trump and the hopeful proposals for magic institutional changes. Let's name the names of the people responsible for America's perilous condition and discuss how to reform the Republic. "It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country to … Continue reading The danger facing America, the names of the guilty, and our best hope for reform

Fear the rise of political violence in America. We can still stop it.

Black Bloc in Milan

Summary: The common responses to the increasing political violence in America range from cheering (for "our side") to complacency. But the history of other republics, such as Rome and Weimar, show that political violence can spin out of control quickly, with ugly consequences. Our tolerance for it makes this possible. This is a follow-up to The … Continue reading Fear the rise of political violence in America. We can still stop it.

America isn’t falling like the Roman Empire. It’s falling like Rome’s Republic.

Summary:  Sunday's post asked if America is like the late Roman Empire. The good news is that it's not. The bad news is that in an important sense we're like the last generations of the Roman Republic. Rome's people grew weary of carrying the burden of self-government, just as we have. But we can change. … Continue reading America isn’t falling like the Roman Empire. It’s falling like Rome’s Republic.

Stratfor: Is the West Being Overrun by Migrants?

Summary: People often compare today's waves of immigration with those that played a large role in the destruction of the Roman Empire. Here Stanford Professor Ian Morris describes, the similarities, the differences, and the lessons this history holds for us. Morris focuses on the danger of migrants as organized military forces; he gives little attention … Continue reading Stratfor: Is the West Being Overrun by Migrants?