Here Murphy finds much which will alarm concerned Americans today.
Romans like modern Europeans and to a lesser but still significant extent Americans aren't having enough children to sustain population growth.
Warning do not get into this book expecting an easy read of two hundred pages as you will be stunned.
Interesting parallels and differences organized along six criteriaPublished 2 days ago by Sabine Atwell
Another well-written book comparing the decline and fall of the Roman Empire to our present day America. The parallels are amazing and disconcerting.Published 1 month ago by Peter J. Clancy
Insidious “America in decline” rhetoric infiltrates our foreign policy, inspires political discourse, and is a uniting paranoia of the modern American nerve. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephan Campbell
To be honest, I was really looking forward to reading this book. As a amateur historian, I have long been interested in the apparent parallels between Ancient Rome and America. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul Hosse
This author gives you a different take on the Roman Empire and how we can't totally make the "fall of the empire" comparative with America's life and situation. Read morePublished 3 months ago by T. Pedigo
I am not done yet but I enjoy this book very much. We just returned from a month long stay in Rome and the questions discussed in this book kept my mind occupied all the time while... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Marx Lives
Cullen Murphy is a wonderful author that writes non fiction with the gripping verve of a fiction writer. It's hard to put down without reading just another chapter.Published 8 months ago by Beth
A different spin on this question. The perspective left me scratching my head, although some of the points were certainly worth considering given the changes in our country... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Team LitPick
All in all this is a good book. I would skip chapter 4 as it basically states that because American's "lack of awareness" and deficiencies of geographical knowledge of some... Read morePublished 10 months ago by pari duncass