Speech - James Francis Poli sci. 103 TTH 9:30-10:45 Speech...

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James Francis Poli sci. 103 TTH 9:30-10:45 Speech In his book Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic Chalmers Johnson talks about many pressing issues regarding modern America. In this essay I will be reviewing the second chapter of Johnson’s book entitled “Comparative Imperial Pahtologies: Rome, Britain, and America. In this chapter Chalmers discusses the imperialistic tendencies of the United States and compares the United States to other imperialistic nations like Rome and Britain. One of the best maps of the future is the past, this concept is one that Johnson uses extensively in Chapter two of his book. He uses many historical examples but emphasizes Rome and Great Britain. Johnson first shows us the Roman Empire and describes how their imperialism and militarism destroyed their empire. Johnson describes how political corruption and militarism degraded the Roman Republic until the Republic ceased to exist when Julius Caesar crossed the rubicon and seized dictatorial powers over the newly created Roman Empire. It is very interesting to look at how Rome devolved and then to see the similarities between Rome and the modern day United States. One connection between Rome and The United States
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course COMM 103 taught by Professor Klindeman during the Spring '07 term at San Diego State.

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Speech - James Francis Poli sci. 103 TTH 9:30-10:45 Speech...

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