Dr. Pry recommends for educational and beach reading R.W. Peake’s book series “Marching With Caesar” that is an entertaining way of learning about the fall of the Roman Republic and its transition into an authoritarian Imperial system. America’s Founding Fathers carefully studied this period of history, trying in our Constitution and system of “checks and balances” to devise a republican form of government that might endure. President Trump is unwise to pursue arms control treaties with Russia and China, as both nations have a record of violating treaties and international agreements to gain advantages over the United States. Arms control always constrains only the United States, not our potential enemies.