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Jun 16, 2005 6:40 pm

An Empire, Not a Republic

At the blog for the libertarian magazine Reason, Matt Welch notes the interesting example of prominent neocon war-proponents who now enthusiastically embrace comparisons between the contemporary United States and the Roman Empire.

"When war enthusiasts are no longer even defensive about comparisons to the Roman Empire," Welch concludes,"we have arguably crossed over into new territory."

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