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Are We Going the Way of Rome?

Started by tac, May 16, 2016, 12:03:59 AM

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Are We Going the Way of Rome?


by MICHAEL AUSLIN

Degradation of republican institutions is not a new phenomenon. A mirror to the coalescing upheavals in America today is provided by that all-too-familiar doppelgänger, Rome. Last decade, anguish over the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq spawned shelves of books and reams of articles on how America had become a new Rome, risking overstretch and blowback. This decade, it might well be the image of a crumbling republic that invites the most comparison with events of two millennia ago. Perhaps it is precisely because of the timeless fascination of decline and fall that Rome remains a topic of endless discussion after more than 20 centuries.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435374/mary-beards-spqr-history-ancient-rome




An interesting read that looks at the decline of the Roman Republic. However I believe that she needed to look further back in history at the military reforms of Gaius Marius in 107 B.C.

QuoteGaius Marius' military reforms caused more problems for the Roman Republic than any
enemy of Rome ever could. Marius's reforms were created to strengthen the Republic by
professionalizing Rome's military, but instead the political impact of the reforms had long term
consequences that helped contribute to the decline of the late Roman Republic.


http://www.wou.edu/history/files/2015/08/andrewwhite.pdf

The question is, when did our Republic start to unravel?

supsalemgr

Quote from: tac on May 16, 2016, 12:03:59 AM
Are We Going the Way of Rome?


by MICHAEL AUSLIN

Degradation of republican institutions is not a new phenomenon. A mirror to the coalescing upheavals in America today is provided by that all-too-familiar doppelgänger, Rome. Last decade, anguish over the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq spawned shelves of books and reams of articles on how America had become a new Rome, risking overstretch and blowback. This decade, it might well be the image of a crumbling republic that invites the most comparison with events of two millennia ago. Perhaps it is precisely because of the timeless fascination of decline and fall that Rome remains a topic of endless discussion after more than 20 centuries.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435374/mary-beards-spqr-history-ancient-rome




An interesting read that looks at the decline of the Roman Republic. However I believe that she needed to look further back in history at the military reforms of Gaius Marius in 107 B.C.

The question is, when did our Republic start to unravel?

When we began straying from the Constitution and moral decay became acceptable to the masses.
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Quote from: supsalemgr on May 16, 2016, 05:50:53 AM
When we began straying from the Constitution and moral decay became acceptable to the masses.
The lefts current behavior and damage to American culture as in Black live matter, the pervert bathroom issue, helping Muscums in the M/E, is on par with the era of Caligula IMO.
Like Caligula, these too are distractions....
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tac

Quote from: supsalemgr on May 16, 2016, 05:50:53 AM
When we began straying from the Constitution and moral decay became acceptable to the masses.

I agree. Was Lincoln the start?