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The Resource Are we Rome? : the fall of an empire and the fate of America, Cullen Murphy

Are we Rome? : the fall of an empire and the fate of America, Cullen Murphy

Label
Are we Rome? : the fall of an empire and the fate of America
Title
Are we Rome?
Title remainder
the fall of an empire and the fate of America
Statement of responsibility
Cullen Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The rise and fall of ancient Rome has been on American minds from the beginning of our Republic. Depending on who's doing the talking, the history of Rome serves either as a triumphal call to action, or a dire warming of imminent collapse. Esteemed editor and author Murphy ventures past the pundits' rhetoric to draw nuanced lessons about how we might avoid Rome's demise. Working on a canvas that extends far beyond the issue of an overstretched military, Murphy reveals a wide array of similarities between the two empires: the blinding, insular culture of our capitals; the debilitating effect of corruption; the paradoxical issue of borders; and the weakening of the body politic through various forms of "privatization." Most pressingly, he argues that we most resemble Rome in the burgeoning corruption of our government and in our arrogant ignorance of the world outside--two things that are in our power to change.--From publisher description
Summary
Offers a compelling study that compares modern-day America to the rise and fall of ancient Rome, offering a series of warnings, nuanced lessons, and thought-provoking strategies designed to avoid the Roman Empire's fate
Writing style
Awards note
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Runner Up, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
174129
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Cullen
Dewey number
  • 970.01
  • 973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.M957 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
  • Imperialism
  • Rome
  • Civilization
  • Imperialism
  • Diplomatic relations
  • National characteristics, American
  • Territorial expansion
  • Rome (Empire)
  • United States
  • Hegemonie
  • Imperialisme
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Romeinse rijk
  • Außenpolitik
  • Imperialismus
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Zivilisation
  • Römisches Reich
  • USA
  • USA
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the fall of an empire and the fate of America
Label
Are we Rome? : the fall of an empire and the fate of America, Cullen Murphy
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The outsiders : when people like us meet people like them
  • 5.
  • The borders : where the present meets the future
  • Epilogue : There once was a great city
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Prologue : The eagle in the mirror
  • 1.
  • The capitals : where Republic meets empire
  • 2.
  • The legions : when power meets reality
  • 3.
  • The fixers : when public good meets private opportunity
  • 4.
Control code
ocm76140432
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780618742226
Lccn
2006035717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)76140432
Label
Are we Rome? : the fall of an empire and the fate of America, Cullen Murphy
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-262)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The outsiders : when people like us meet people like them
  • 5.
  • The borders : where the present meets the future
  • Epilogue : There once was a great city
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Prologue : The eagle in the mirror
  • 1.
  • The capitals : where Republic meets empire
  • 2.
  • The legions : when power meets reality
  • 3.
  • The fixers : when public good meets private opportunity
  • 4.
Control code
ocm76140432
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780618742226
Lccn
2006035717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)76140432

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