Empires of trust: how Rome built--and America is building--a new world

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Most comparisons of the Roman and American empires tend to view the topic in a negative light, but Madden (history, Saint Louis U.) has a far more positive slant. He argues that the Roman Empire was unique, until the arrival of the United States, in that its culture, self-image, and national character led to it being trusted by outsiders, friends and foe alike, to act responsibly with power. Because of this trust, Madden argues, empire was thrust upon a people that actively shunned it. In looking at the development of the Roman Empire, he finds other parallels as well to current issues of American international relations, including European discord over the Iraq War, reaction to the Abu Ghraib scandal, and Islamist terrorism. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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subject_facet Rome -- History -- Republic, 510-30 B.C, United States -- Foreign public opinion, United States -- History -- 20th century, United States -- History -- 21st century, United States -- Public opinion
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title_sub how Rome built--and America is building--a new world