Saturday, September 24, 2016

Why did Rome fall?

asks Randall Parker of Parapundit.

There are as many opinions on this subject as there are those who offer one.  Certainly, there has been a study of it here on this blog.

Quality of leadership seems like the best explanation.  Once Marcus Aurelius broke the pattern of selecting a good successor, Rome immediately began its decline.

Leadership can make or break a society.  If you were to compare modern American leaders to the Founders, the comparison would favor the Founders by a large margin.  The Founders made a nation, the current leadership is losing a nation.  That's the difference.

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