Identity Crisis

One of the most intangible yet crucial causes for Rome’s fall is bringing down America today.

It was clearly the end. The seemingly immortal empire was divided. It had suffered almost every imaginable humiliation. Barbarians attacked from every side. One emperor and his son had been killed by Goths, another had been captured alive—tortured to entertain foreign princes. Italy, the heartland of the empire, was invaded. Famine, plague, inflation and economic collapse were all undermining the empire. The problems seemed unsolvable.

Read more at “When an Empire Has an Identity Crisis”

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