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Did the Romans get it right

lewis20
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1/12/2011 12:01:32 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
If my high school Latin doesn't fail me, ending with Caeser the Romans had a republic that implemented a dictator to lead them in times of war. Anyone else think, in principle, its a good idea? During WWII it seems to me like we were more or less under totalitarian rule in order to achieve victory.
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1/12/2011 12:50:30 AM
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Only during times of war . . . then fine I agree . . .
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1/12/2011 6:12:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/12/2011 12:01:32 AM, lewis20 wrote:
If my high school Latin doesn't fail me, ending with Caeser the Romans had a republic that implemented a dictator to lead them in times of war. Anyone else think, in principle, its a good idea? During WWII it seems to me like we were more or less under totalitarian rule in order to achieve victory.

Actually the office of Dictator existed very early on in the Republic, and it worked very well.

Caesar is a rather bad example of a Roman dictator, in that he was granted dictatorial powers for life, when the dictators of old were actually men of integrity who served for terms of months and voluntarily renounced their powers.
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