We jump back to 54 BCE and talk about what’s been happening in Rome while Caesar has been stomping on Gaul. Massive political corruption. Pompey is made sole Consul. Laws are deliberately passed that make it impossible for Caesar to return to Rome without facing near-certain exile and ruin. After this episode, it’s hard to think of anything different Caesar *could* have done than cross the Rubicon.

And at the end of this episode, Ray and Cam spend 45 minutes talking about contemporary geopolitics, answering many emails we’ve had from listeners asking why Ray doesn’t speak up when Cam goes on a rant about the American military.



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