Author Topic: Parallels between Washington and ancient Rome become apparent  (Read 442 times)

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Online rangerrebew

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« Last Edit: May 23, 2014, 03:59:16 PM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
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Re: Parallels between Washington and ancient Rome become apparent
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 04:31:37 PM »
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Hope going forward for a world straining under the weight of US hegemony lies with the knowledge that ultimately the Roman Empire fell, as all empires fall.

Ah yes, the world would be at total peace with all of its neighbors were it not for the United States.  When the Roman Empire fell, leaving first Britain and then Gaul after its division into two empires, much of the civilized world entered the dark ages.  The author can't imagine, nor can I what would happen if the US went into its 1930s "see no evil" attitude.  That worked out well...didn't it?
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Re: Parallels between Washington and ancient Rome become apparent
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 05:02:12 PM »
:bigsilly:

this guy should win a Hugo or Nebula prize for writing about a fictional alternative reality.


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