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Bread and Circuses

Brazilian Protests: Could It Happen Here?

Jeff Faux | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Faux

We too have an ostensible left-of-center president who has made a bargain with the financial elite. And we too have our version of the Roman circus that diverts attention away from that reality.

Bread and Circuses in Rome and America

William Astore | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
William Astore

Perhaps our new national motto should be: When in America, do as the Roman Empire would do. Eat to your fill of food and violence, cheer on the warfighters, and dismiss expressions of doubt or dismay about military interventions and drone killings as "feminine" and "weak."