1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy

The French Revolution, philosophically unsteady at its conception, erupted into fascistic Terror on the 5th of September 1793. Four years into the revolution, a consistent level of compromise came to an ugly conclusion. The Terreur lasted until the death of Maximilien Robespierre on the 28th of July 1794. It became bona-fide on the 29th of … Continue reading 1793: France’s descent into Terror, carried forward by flawed philosophy

How a failure to secure property rights caused the decline of Ancient Rome

This essay follows the logic and arguments made by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson in their book "Why Nations Fail." All research was conducted by Acemoglu, Robinson and their team. At its height the Roman Empire spanned much of the known world from modern day Iraq in the east, Portugal in the west, Scotland to the … Continue reading How a failure to secure property rights caused the decline of Ancient Rome