Ancient Rome Did Not Fall: Why Real Story is Even Scarier for America and How It Connects to Billionaires

Barry Gander
9 min readNov 19, 2022
“An able Goth wants to be like a Roman” was a Goth saying that applied to Theodoric The Great, who continued Roman rule and allied himself with the Eastern Empire.

Note: This story is an update from one that generated 50,000 readers. It now has a sequel revealing how an open gate destroyed the world’s longest-lasting empire.

Many who argue that America is in decline like to point to a perceived parallel with the decline of Rome, where citizens went…

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