No, America Won’t Fall Like Rome

In fact, we’re going to fall a lot harder than they ever did

Jared Barlament
3 min readJul 7, 2022

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Roman ruins in Batna, Algeria (photo by Jamil Kabar on Unsplash)

People these days like to equate the USA with the late Roman Empire, and they’re not totally wrong to do so.

The similarities are clear —

There’s the culture of decadence (which, mind you, is not the same thing as accepting polygamy or homosexuality and…

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Jared Barlament

Author and essayist from Wisconsin studying anthropology and philosophy at Columbia University.