Cicero just as relevant as ever with advice for today’s political candidates

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Dave Weigel reads How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians by Quintus Tullius Cicero and finds the tips hold up for the current presidential race.

“These candidates must have classics scholars on staff, because a close read of Cicero reveals they’re following his counsel.”

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