The Roman Catholic Church early on simply adapted the hierarchical structure of the Roman Empire and confused the whole thing.Vertical attention and hierarchy were so entangled, that when the French killed the king during the Revolution, they lost much of their vertical attention too."WHEN EDWARD GIBBON WAS WRITING ABOUT THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY, HE COULD ARGUE THAT TRANSPORTATION HADN'T CHANGED SINCE ANCIENT TIMES. BUT BY 1850, AND EVEN MORE OBVIOUSLY TODAY, ALL OF THAT HAS CHANGED." WALTER RUSSELL MEAD Lifehack Quotes When Edward Gibbon was writing about the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 18th century, he could argue that transportation hadn't changed since ancient times. But by 1850, and even more obviously today, all of that has changed.AN IMPERIAL MESSENGER ON THE ROMAN ROADS COULD GET FROM ROME TO LONDON EVEN FASTER IN A. An imperial messenger on the Roman roads could get from Rome to London even faster in A. (Walter Russell Mead) Beginning under the Roman Empire, intellectual leadership in the West had been provided by Christianity.The United States is now relearning an ancient lesson, dating back to the Roman Empire.
It was about love, sex, and also about dynastic troubles.
It didn't go out looking for converts, but it accepted converts.
Perhaps Western civilization is in a post-decline phase, or maybe the decline is just taking a really long time, like the Roman Empire's did.
It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy. Only the weak rely on diplomacy The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. We were essentially torn from the Gaian womb, thrust into the birth canal of history, and expelled sometime around the fall of the Roman Empire into the cold hard world of modern science, existentialism and all the rest of it.
The descendants of Holy Roman Empire monarchies became feeble-minded in the twentieth century, and after World War I had been done in by the democracies; some were kept on to entertain the tourists, like the one they have in England. the British Empire was dominant because it had ships.