Parallels Between Washington And Ancient Rome Become Apparent – 12 May 2014


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RT logoAuthor: John Wight is a writer and commentator specializing in geopolitics, UK domestic politics, culture and sport.

As with its Roman predecessor, Washington presides over a global empire which is economic, political, and cultural in scope, one secured by a military capability that far exceeds its rivals or any potential alliance of its rivals.

And as in the days when Rome held sway, and people from all over the known world coveted the prize of Roman citizenship, so millions today dream of attaining US citizenship, perceived as the sine qua non of validation and status.

The lure of the American dream – one of the greatest myths ever perpetuated – has successfully sucked millions of immigrants to the United States from all over the world for many years, helping to fuel its economic might.

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