“I, Theodore” – 2020’s US election is all just a little bit of Roman history repeating

The Roman Republic had very little in common with its modern descendant, but American political historians have always enjoyed finding common traits with their famous forebears. As the lengthy 2020 election nears its end, the divisions, the tactics, and the personalities on show allow for uncanny, ancient parallels. Continue reading “I, Theodore” – 2020’s US election is all just a little bit of Roman history repeating

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a folk hero in a profession of expensive villains

The passing of Justice Ginsburg immediately spawned the question: who will replace her? Who indeed. Even from Ginsburg’s own generation, it’s difficult to sort the legitimate jurists from the rogue’s gallery of rain makers and ambulance chasers. The dollar signs in the eyes of the legal industry have only darkened since, with no end in sight. Continue reading Ruth Bader Ginsburg: a folk hero in a profession of expensive villains