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Video: Lawrence Reed on modern parallels to the fall of Rome

It’s not unusual to hear modern-day America (and more broadly, the modern West) compared with the late stages of the Roman Republic, which crumbled and gave way to totalitarian rule by caesars. But is the comparison valid? On August 8, the Acton Institute welcomed Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, to talk about that topic as part of the 2019 Acton Lecture Series. We’re pleased to share the video of the event with you below.