Rome: Strategy of Empire (Guest: James Lacey)

Published January 25, 2023
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by James Lacey, Horner Chair of War Studies and Professor of Strategic Studies and Political Economy at Marine Corps War College, to discuss his new book, Rome: Strategy of Empire. They chat about whether the Roman Empire really did have a grand strategy, what that grand strategy might have been, and whether it had the bureaucratic apparatus necessary to put that strategy into effect. They also discuss why it took the Roman Empire such a long time to collapse, and the importance of the Pax Romana to the Mediterranean world.