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The College of Arts Sciences

Is America collapsing like the Roman Empire?

By: Linda B. Glaser,  Arts Sciences Communications
October 18, 2016

In an op-ed in Fox News, historian Barry Strauss offers lessons from history on claims that America is Rome 2.0, and collapsing.

“Anyone spending this election season in the Eternal City, as I am doing, is bound sooner or later to think about the Colosseum. After all, we Americans have one candidate running for Empress and another running for Gladiator. Can’t we feed them both to the lions? That’s what many voters wish,” writes Strauss, professor of history and classics, from Rome.

The full op-ed appears in Fox News.