Maybe the end of the American ascendancy is not upon us. Maybe the U.S. will continue to dominate the world for centuries. Now award-winning historian Thomas Madden delivers an optimistic view of our nation’s future.
Madden shows that the power of the ancient Roman republic and the U.S. was built on trust between allies, not the conquest of enemies. The far-reaching implications of this fact are essential reading for anyone who cares about the challenges we face now and in the years ahead.
Packed with stories from Roman history that offer amazingly obvious and explicitly stated parallels to our recent history, Empires of Trust is a narrative pleasure and a hopeful inspiration.
-San Francisco Chronicle
“A breakout book.”
-Richard Ellis, author of Founding Fathers
1. Empires of Trust . . . and the Other Ones
2. Distrusting Kings
3. Family Values
4. Building an Empire While Trying Not To
5. Becoming a Superpower
6. The Empire and Its Aging Cultural Parents
7. How an Empire of Trust Grows . . . and Grows
9. Fights Around the Dinner Table of Empire
10. The Threat of Terrorism
11. Crying Over the Fall
A Note on Sources