The Gibbon Test

In every age since Gibbon wrote The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, people have looked to his work for signs of decay in their own.

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Matthew Parris explores what lessons Gibbon may have for Britain's politicians and parliamentary institutions in the 21st century.

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Matthew Parris takes a look at the British public through Gibbon's eyes.

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Matthew Parris explores what lessons Gibbon may have for a multi-cultural Britain in the 21st Century.