Can We Learn from the Fall of the Roman Republic?

What We Can Learn from the Fall of Rome

It’s become fashionable, with every new outrage from the Trump Administration, to compare the state of the American republic to the state of Rome’s as it fell into dictatorship. But does that comparison actually have anything to teach us? For this week’s podcast we spoke with Edward Watts, professor of history at the University of California, San Diego and author of Mortal Republic, to take a stab at answering that question.