Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

How It Affects You Today

by Richard J. Maybury
Publisher: Bluestocking Press
2nd Edition, ©2004, ISBN: 9780942617566
Trade Paperback, 111 pages
Price: $11.95

Designed to follow Maybury's Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused?, this book takes a closer look at the Roman Empire model of a strong central government, of interest since so many societies since then have adopted it.

The author takes us on a brief tour through historical events, showing the Roman governmental systems in action. His focus is to show how the U.S. has gradually shifted to the Roman model, and to explain the economic consequences we should expect from what he calls the "Roman disease." This book asks the question: are we headed for fascism like ancient Rome?

Although economics gets considerable attention in this book, it focus is definitely on U.S. government. You might like to use this book in conjunction with your studies of that topic.

Table of Contents:

Uncle Eric's Model of How the World Works
Study Guide Available
About the Cover Illustration
Author's Disclosure
  1. History Repeats
  2. The Roman Disease that Stalks the Markets
  3. The Roman Model
  4. Hitler and Mussolini
  5. The Roman Lust for Blood
  6. Logic vs. Interests
  7. Listen to the Music
  8. The Return of Feudalism
  9. Straight Lines
  10. The Byzantine Empire
  11. Summary
About Richard J. Maybury (Uncle Eric)
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