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

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2008.
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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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table_of_contents Empires of trust, and the other ones -- Distrusting kings -- Family values -- Building an empire while avoiding one -- Becoming a superpower -- Greek art and French fashion : the empire and its aging cultural parents -- How an empire of trust grows, and grows -- Pax -- Fights around the dinner table of empire -- The threat of terrorism -- Crying over the fall.
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title Empires of trust : how Rome built--and America is building--a new world
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