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Josiah Osgood

Josiah Osgood

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Josiah Osgood, Professor and Chair of Classics at Georgetown University, is the author, most recently, of How to Be a Bad Emperor: An Ancient Guide to Truly Terrible Leaders.

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  1. Donald Caesar
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    Donald Caesar

    Feb 6, 2020 Josiah Osgood draws parallels between the American president and some of the most notorious tyrants of ancient Rome.

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    Pariah India

    Shashi Tharoor laments that the government's intolerant chauvinism is leaving the country increasingly isolated.
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    The Monetarist Fantasy Is Over

    Robert Skidelsky

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, determined to overcome Treasury resistance to his vast spending ambitions, has ousted Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid. But Johnson’s latest coup also is indicative of a global shift from monetary to fiscal policy.

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