The Corner

Decline and Fall

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Thomas Sowell, author of Dismantling America.  Dr. Sowell has been pondering the the similarities between America today and the Roman Empire in its final days.  The most striking parallel?

The internal loss of confidence.  That we are not prepared to stand up and defend ourselves, instead accommodat ing people who move here [illegally].  The old saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” has become, “When in Rome, tell the Romans what to do.”  And we simply go along with it.

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Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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