Friday, July 17, 2020

The Captured Conquerors of History

Commenting on the Hellenization of Rome, Horace, the historian in the age of Augustus, said, “Captured Greece has captured her savage conqueror.” The trend of the conquering nation being culturally captured by the nation that it has conquered can be found in all periods of history. For instance, the culture of the most successful conqueror of our time, the USA, has been influenced by the ideologies of Europe, East Asia, and the Middle East where it fought wars and attained political and economic dominance. Today’s American culture contains elements of nazism, fascism, communism, and islamism.

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