Delancey Place has a nice clip from Anthony Everitt’s Cicero: The Life and Time of Rome’s Greatest Politician. Cicero’s efforts 2000 years ago to balance monarchy, oligarchy and democracy became the defining feature of the American Constitution and republic.
I had recommended the Cicero book to Richard Vague who runs this “thought of the day” blog — and I highly recommend signing up to the daily notes from Delancey.
But this reminds me that someone out to send Anthony Everitt’s book to those Bush administration and Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress who have been tilting this nation towards monarchy and oligarchy and away from democracy.
— Steve Clemons