Are We Rome

. . . I wish every politician would spend an evening with this book.” —James Fallows

Are We Rome

Are We Rome

What went wrong in imperial Rome, and how we can avoid it: “If you want to understand where America stands in the world today, read this.” —Thomas E. Ricks The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds since the beginning of our republic. Depending on who’s doing the talking, the history of Rome serves as either a triumphal call to action—or a dire warning of imminent collapse. In this “provocative and lively” book, Cullen Murphy points out that today we focus less on the Roman Republic than on the empire that took its place, and reveals a wide array of similarities between the two societies (The New York Times). Looking at the blinkered, insular culture of our capitals; the debilitating effect of bribery in public life; the paradoxical issue of borders; and the weakening of the body politic through various forms of privatization, Murphy persuasively argues that we most resemble Rome in the burgeoning corruption of our government and in our arrogant ignorance of the world outside—two things that must be changed if we are to avoid Rome’s fate. “Are We Rome? is just about a perfect book. . . . I wish every politician would spend an evening with this book.” —James Fallows

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Are We Rome?
Language: en
Pages: 272
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Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-05-05 - Publisher: HMH

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Pages: 44
Authors: Matthew Payne
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03 - Publisher: Lennex

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Rome and the Classic Maya
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Rebecca Storey, Glenn R Storey
Categories: HISTORY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-20 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume compares two of the most famous cases of civilizational collapse, that of the Roman Empire and the Classic Maya world. First examining the concept of collapse, and how it has been utilized in the historical, archaeological and anthropological study of past complex societies, Storey and Storey draw on
A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Douglas Boin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-20 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity examines the social and cultural landscape of the Late Antique Mediterranean. The text offers a picture of everyday life as it was lived in the spaces around and between two of the most memorable and towering figures of the time—Constantine and Muhammad.
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Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-22 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

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