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Are there any advantages to a classical education in an assessment of Trump?

Asked by stanleybmanly (21678points) 2 months ago from iPhone

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Possibly.

I guess that the way I would apply such analysis would be to compare Trump and his coterie to Ancient Greek and ancient Roman drama – are we in an era of tragedy or one of comedy?

And look at the dramatis personae – is Trump a Caesar ? Or an Aristotle or a Socrates? or perhaps a Caligula?

One can make a case that certain elements of the Trump Empire have some parallels to the Roman and Greek empires, but it’s sort of a stretch.

janbb's avatar

Maybe we should all reread our Gibbons The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?

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