My take on Cato for City Journal and RealClearPolitics

My review of a new book on Cato, Caesar, the Romans and us is available in City Journal, here: RealClearPolitics picked it up on Sunday, January 20, 2013 here:

Some Roads Lead to Rome

Kathleen Parker’s op-ed in today’s Washington Post, “All Roads Lead to Rome,” woke up Caesar’s Ghost. “Hail, Professor!” “Hail, Dictator!” Kathleen Parker complains like Cicero, about the times and the mores. Today’s politicians, she says, are constrained “to say as little of substance as possible and to say it often.” The citizenry has become a distracted mob, unable to focus …