If The Romans Could Do It, So Can We …

What a nation can survive.

Filosofa's Word

My friend and fellow blogger Roger frequently reminds me, when I despair over our current situation, that the U.S. is yet a young nation, relative to his own UK, and that if we look at the lessons of history, we will see that other nations have overcome disastrous leaders and so will we. This morning on my journey through ‘Newslandia’, I came across a piece written by Nicholas Kristof that hit home and brought Roger’s words to mind.  Though I generally avoid doing this, I am sharing Kristof’s words in their entirety today, for I think it is a message we all need to hear.

There Once Was a Great Nation With an Unstable Leader

kristofWhat happens when the people of a great nation gradually realize that their leader may not be, er, quite right in the head?

When Caligula became Roman emperor in A.D. 37, the people rejoiced. “On…

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