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Monday, September 16, 2013

Reason: Are We Rome?



[VIDEO] Reason.tv's Nick Gillespie interviews Free Market Institute;s Ben Powell discussing whether or not America is turning into ancient Rome.

Personally it's hard for me to compare the Roman Empire to the United States of America only so far as to say both of those nations reached their maximum influence at different times. Perhaps the USA wasn't as much about conquering at the Romans were and wasn't founded on nothing but military might. Although to be clear military might was one of the things that made this nation a very influential nation on the world stage.

The world had Pax Romana and now we have Pax Americana. Some people would say Pax Americana is in decline probably owing to factors that may include our current leadership.

Will America become Rome? Can we stave off the decline by making some necessary changes?

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