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Book review: why America is not a new Rome

Krupa, Joel (2015) Book review: why America is not a new Rome. LSE Review of Books (28 May 2015). Website.

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America’s post–Cold War strategic dominance and its pre-recession affluence inspired pundits to make celebratory comparisons to ancient Rome at its most powerful. Now, with America no longer perceived as invulnerable, comparisons are to the bloated, decadent, ineffectual later Empire. In Why America Is Not a New Rome, Vaclav Smil looks at these comparisons in detail, going deeper than the facile analogy-making of talk shows and glossy magazine articles. He finds profound differences. Joel Krupa reviews.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 09:59
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 23:21

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