OPINION | Land reform lessons from ancient Rome

To Tiberius Gracchus, land inequality was the basis of political inequality

There is nothing new under the sun and there is nothing exceptional about South Africa’s problems. Our problems have their specific permutations, but there is nothing we are dealing with that has not been tackled elsewhere in human history. Land reform is one such example. One wonders, if the white nationalist right spreading the hideous lie of a white genocide all the way to the Trumpian White House, knows that land reform has precedents throughout human history, even in the Roman Republic.

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