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Randolph Ames

What room is left for Romans, in a town / Where Grecians rule, and cloaks control the gown?

The Decadent Civilization and the Crisis of Confidence

The situation on the border so disturbs the American public because it serves as a discomfiting reminder that civilization involves some measure of violence. Every society must reckon with this bleak truth. Those that are vigorous and ascendant reconcile themselves to the brutal necessities of securing peace, prosperity, and sovereignty. Those that are lethargic and decadent experience a loss of nerve and eventually collapse. It is now evident that a large segment of the American public, quite