Friday, January 2, 2009


I will start a new 6-lecture adult education series on Monday, January 26, "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," in Houston. In this series I will examine the events, personalities, and causes of the decline and fall of Rome, and assess the validity of comparisons to the modern West.
Information and a registration form can be found at .

1 comment:

  1. The parallel of government out of control and the ignorance of unintended consequences is remarkable. Is there a historical parallel with the promotion of ethanol as a fuel alternative? It now is clear that ethanol does not reduce imports of petroleum, but has increased a world famine, pollution caused by runoff, and is more hazardous than other fuels. Yet the infrastructure of ethanol and its subsidies are embedded in our government policies.

    Redistribution of wealth is another government policy that will have serious unintened consequences. Is there another historical parallel?