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Are we Rome? : the fall of an empire and the fate of America

by Murphy, Cullen.

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The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds from the beginning of our Republic. Depending on who's doing the talking, the history of Rome serves either as a triumphal call to action, or a dire warming of imminent collapse. Esteemed editor and author Murphy ventures past the pundits'... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue : The eagle in the mirror
  • 1.
  • The capitals : where Republic meets empire
  • 2.
  • The legions : when power meets reality
  • 3.
  • The fixers : when public good meets private opportunity
  • 4.
  • The outsiders : when people like us meet people like them
  • 5.
  • The borders : where the present meets the future
  • Epilogue : There once was a great city
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography.