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The American Empire

Hank Greely objected to comparing the US with the Roman Empire, comparing it instead with China, presumably because it led a more peaceful existence. China expert Paul Simon says: "Hank should read some Chinese history and guess why Sun Zi (Sun Tsu) wrote The Art of War in China; the Chinese empire was constantly beset by major invaders, not just a few barbarians at the periphery; indeed the Mongols AND the Manchus both took over and ruled all China for centuries; Likewise, Jin, Liao, Tibetans and many others bit off big hunks at times. China was every bit as beset as Rome".

Ronald Hilton - 1/21/03