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Letter to the Editor: ROMAN DIDN’T FAIL BECAUSE OF ITS WALLS OR LACK

Editor, Times-Advocate:

Re: “Rome didn’t have a wall” is waiting for your approval

Poor choice of analogy, David. Rome did have walls around the central city–many remnants are still in use. The Roman Empire, however, failed not because of too few walls but because it tried to control too many lands and stretched its resources too thin. There’s a lesson to be learned from that.

KEVIN SMITH, Escondido

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