Is the U.S. Mirroring the Fall of Rome?

Richard Gwyn
Published: Wednesday, 07/04/2007 12:00 am EDT

Circling around Washington is a broad swath of highways known as The Beltway. Two Americas exist today: one, "inside the Beltway," is composed of all the people who run the country; the other, "outside" it, is made up of all of the rest of the United States.

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