Donald Trump and Julius Caesar

Posted July 21, 2019 9:43 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Donald Trump and Julius Caesar

What’s the old saw by Mark Twain? “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it echoes.”
Last month when I was tootling around the Uffizi Gallery I took time to study some of the busts and statues of the ancient Romans, and there was one of Julius Caesar. Sure enough, he was shown with a combover. It led me to remember the similarities between Julius Caesar and Donald J. Trump.
First, both Rome and Washington D.C. are built on a swamp. The situation in Rome when Caesar arrives on the scene is the Republic is at the end of its lifespan. The wealthy patrician

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