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Comparing America to Rome

Thought some of you would enjoy this read and others just should read it and think.


The now-venerable trope of America as the New Rome is a good seven decades old now, born in the post-1945 era when the U.S. first began to bestride the narrow world like Shakespeare’s colossal Julius Caesar. It could hardly be helped, given the superpower’s surface resemblance to a certain Italian city-state (of similar rustic constitution) when some 2,200 years ago it suddenly loomed over the entire ancient world.

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Re: Comparing America to Rome

Thanks Canuck.  Really good.