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Rubicon by Tom Holland
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Dec 27, 07

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I've long been fascinated with parallels between the late Roman Republic and contemporary America. This is a great refresher on the history. I've just started it, and it's a really engaging read.

The parallels between Rome's "pirate crisis" and America's "terrorism crisis" in ending civil liberties are frighteningly instructive.
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