Skip to comments.The Classicist: Making Your Country (Or Empire) Great Again
Posted on 12/16/2018 9:08:58 PM PST by bitt
Victor Davis Hanson takes a historical lens to Donald Trumps pledge to Make America Great Again. Have such things been done in the past? Have certain gifted leaders been able to arrest and even reverse nations in seemingly inexorable decline? Professor Hanson discusses the small group of leaders he believes met that mandate, and explains what they have in common.
20 minute audio (podcast)
Any hint on who these leaders might be? For those of us without 20 minutes to listen?
Justinian - in classic history
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thacher in modern times.
“..Justinian - in classic history...”
Hopefully there will be no bubonic plague to throw a monkey wrench into things! (Historians now believe that the plague at the time of Justinian was the bubonic plague! See the book “Justinian’s Flea”)
Note: That plague event wrecked both the Roman & the Persian Empires (Sassanid). So severely weakening both empires that when Islam burst out of Arabia it punched an empty bag.
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