Tag Archives: Rome

Comparing the SPQR and USA – again (Part 3)

The Roman Empire was, in many ways, very dependent on the estimated 10% of its population that were Jews, back there in the First Century. It was one of the bright spots in the economic and social life of the … Continue reading

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Rome’s warning signs – and our own (Part 2)

Part 2: Why did Rome fall and what were the warning signs? How can we learn from that? See Part 1 here: We discussed a good commentary in Notes on Liberty AND the old Gibbons hypothesis. What can we learn … Continue reading

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Warning signs – Roman and Western Civilizations

Americans have long had a fascination with Roman civilization (shared with our British-Commonwealth cousins) for many reasons. This is particularly true for a major reason: Rome fell. Rome’s ultimate collapse: both the fall of the Western Empire (centered on today’s … Continue reading

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A holiday weekend!

Just as a matter of fun, while March is usually the only month without some kind of federally-recognized day, there are a lot of fun days, especially near the middle of the month. We just missed MAR10 Day – the … Continue reading

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Jesus lived in a police state

by Nathan Barton Although I do not believe in celebrating Christmas as a religious holiday, I hope you will not mind me sharing the comments by John W Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute.  I’ve added a few notes to it. … Continue reading

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The Dark Ages – coming back in a nation near you?

By Nathan Barton Repeating the evils of history? Back in the 8th Century AUC (better known today as the 1st Century Anno Domini), life was simple.  Not just simple but short and anything but sweet. The  life of children in … Continue reading

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