It’s one of the earliest Latin quotes I recall from my history lessons. The quote is what Cato the Elder finished – without exception – all his speeches with, in the Roman Senate. The infamous words left their imprint and not long after Cato had breathed his last breath, Carthage was indeed destroyed (146 BC). Some 1650 years later, Machiavelli wrote a handbook on how to survive in a highly polarized and political universe. The other day, for many a reason, I ordered the book. Unfortunately it was delivered just after I had left home. Carthago delenda est….one name so easily exchangeable for another.


The Prince in transit