Tag Archives: authority

Pax Romana: Augustus to Nero

The Pax Romana had been in progress for eight decades on July 19, A.D. 64. A fire started in a retail district near Rome’s Circus Maximus. It was a windy night. The fire spread. Fast. The Great Fire of Rome … Continue reading

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Police, I-35W Bridge Collapse and All That

I’ll be talking about police, law enforcement and authority. But this is not a ‘political’ piece. I won’t be demonizing or deifying anyone, or demanding that Congress abolish the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Back in 2007, when part of … Continue reading

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Beyond George Floyd

A police officer killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Many folks, including me, think that was wrong. Some have been getting together to protest George Floyd’s death. The protests started in Minneapolis and are now international. I haven’t joined … Continue reading

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