Courtney Ball

Archive - November 2015

The Iowa Caucus Mob

There is a phrase in Latin, mobile vulgus, which means “the fickle crowd”. Mobile vulgus is where we get the English word “mob”. In ancient Rome, the mob¬†became a dangerous political force which Emperors learned to pacify with free food and circuses. Every four years in my home state of Iowa, the circus comes to us as we...