Sunday, December 10, 2006

Fallen Empire

Yesterday, Elisabeth, Anthony and I walked the streets of Rome, the little village of seven hills founded in 753 B.C. that rose to rule the world from the Persian Gulf to the Atlantic coast.

At its height, Rome dominated 120 million citizens and subjects, nearly half the world’s entire population.

Its land area stretched across 2.5 million square miles, more than the total of all West and East European countries today (with the exception of Russia’s).

What caused its demise?
Simple really. As I've said before and will
say again, force always destroys itself.

One problem with the essay. I wouldn't
recommend buying government debt as
he does, because of this.

See it all.