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Chapter 4 - The Outsiders Themes: -Book: In Cullen Murphy's book, Are We Rome?, the author explains over the course of the chapters that indeed we are like Rome. The largest reasons America is similar to Rome is our corrupted union of public office with private business, and arrogance of power. It is not only the aforementioned that compare us to Rome, there are more similarities like our military power, immigration, and decadence. To be like Rome, then America must be analyzed with what it shares with Rome that could lead to its own fall so, Murphy conveys our corruption and arrogance might well be it. -Chapter 4: The theme of Chapter 4, The Outsiders: When People Like Us Meet People Like Them , is that we are indifferent to the rest of the world, we don't know try to understand other cultures. Chapter Outline: II When People Like Us Meet People Like Them II Underestimation of Enemy II Roman General Varus legion slaughtered in Teutoburg forest II Thesis (pg. 123) II People outside America think and behave to our actions and thoughts. II Are behavior must be accounted for. II “Smugness and indifference is catastrophic.” III Four Days in September II A Forgotten Reminder II Battle of Teutoburg, Romans tried multiple times without learning. II Teutoburg is like modern day Afghanistan where Russian tank graveyards act as a reminder of the Afghanistan people should not be underestimated. II Poor Planning undermines Power II Varus ran into battle high and mighty. II Warning was issued and ignored of uprising. II Not prepared for terrain or enemy tactics. II Effects of Teutoburg Forest II Defeat was like combining the loss of 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and Little Bighorn combined. II Rome never used the fallen legion numbers again. II Could not celebrate Augustus' victories. II Roman paranoia and superstition towards Roman-German citizens. (pg. 126) II Suspicion similar to Americans attitudes towards Muslims after 9/11 attack.
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