Is there anything the United States can learn from this ancient, sordid affair that put an empire on the path to destruction?
America's founding is a gripping tale of rivalry, treachery and ultimately triumph. The divisive politics of today are nothing compared to those now celebrated on the cliffs of Mt. Rushmore.
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