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Robert Reilly of the American Foreign Policy Council discusses how America is rooted in the ideas that informed the ancient cities of Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome.

This video was originally published by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and appears here with permission. 

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  1. Wisdom, concision and Kirkian conservatism – well done! But as wisecracks go, then-Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani (a Johns Hopkins anthropologist and now Afghan president) told an uppity State Dept character, “We have carpets that are older than your country!”

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