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Posted September 10, 2007
After all, we are all Romans.
Are We Rome is a wonderful book. Thought provoking and culturally enlightening, Murphy does a great job balancing Roman history with the the founding of the American political system and all its' modern political and cultural manifestations. His literal illustrations of the similarities and differences of Roman and American historical, political, and cultural values results in a book that is fresh in its approach and fascinating in analysis. Are We Rome makes a great addition and adds a unique twist to the recent burgeoning 'founding father' histories.
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Posted April 22, 2014
Republican or Democrat, if you can think outside your box, this is a book that can stimulate you.
Inspire of the aythor's references to G. W. Bush, his comparisons of certain commonalities between Rome and America are, to me quite accurate. Carry his thinking over to 2014, erase partisan politics from the reader's thinking, and you have the basis for solid areas of debate. But, critical and evidence based discussion will always be trumped by emotion and bias, so don't get too optimistic about bringing his various points up at your next social gathering. But do read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.