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Cullen Murphy is quoting to exemplify previous answers to the question: "Are we Rome?" In Johnson's case, yes and it's bad. The alternate view is that America is Rome at Rome's most powerful, helping to maintain world order and peace.

Are We Rome? The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America

by Cullen Murphy

Published: 2008

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Post Date: 2020-11-27
by Hannah Leitheiser