From the Crimson: "Make Athens Great Again!"

April 18, 2017

Senior Concentrator David Clifton draws comparisons between President Donald Trump and the Athenian general Cleon in the Crimson

Will the United States go the way of Athens, unable or unwilling to stop a demagogue from undermining its democracy and ruining its international power? Will liberal democracies go the way of the independent Greek city-states, crippled by internal chaos and nationalist tensions? These questions are too big to answer by analogy, but analogy demands that they be asked.