Saturday 5 March 2022

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'“But in the last Punic War Rome’s imperial rival was completely eliminated by a single sweep made by the second Scipio, who won the surname Africanus by this achievement; and after that the Roman commonwealth sank under a load of accumulated disasters. These calamities mounted in consequence of the moral corruption brought on by a state of prosperity and security, and it can be shown that the swift overthrow of Carthage, which led to this state of affairs, did more harm than her long hostility.” 

'From Augustine, City of God, Book III, chapter 22. 

'Browsing a copy in bookshop, fell open at this page. Hmm. Carthage = Russia, Rome = USA?'

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