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Americans should be talking about the fall of Rome: The Republic, not the Empire

  • The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan will inevitably draw comparisons between the US and the fall of the Roman Empire

  • But the more relevant analogy, despite Trump’s departure, is between the US today and the fall of the Roman Republic

  • If any country should look to lessons of the Roman Empire, it is China, with a similarly social contract, not the US

Americans should be talking about the fall of Rome: The Republic, not the Empire
Paul Domjan
Paul Domjan

Senior Contributing Analyst

Tellimer Research
21 August 2021
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