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Romanifesto by Asa Bennett

Romanifesto: Modern Lessons from Classical Politics

Asa Bennett

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Imprint: Biteback Publishing
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Publication date: 25 Sep 2019
ISBN: 9781785905193

This book delves into these similarities to examine what today's politicos can learn from their Roman predecessors.

3 stars out of 5
9 Nov 2019

"The text of Romanifesto is demotic, full of slang, reliably jocular."

The book is at its best recounting anecdotes from Westminster; after all, the author is a Telegraph political journalist. It is entertaining to be reminded how David Cameron imparted urgency to his speeches by drinking lots of water to make himself “desperate for a pee”; of John Major expounding “back to basics” while minister after minister was forced to resign from his government after being caught with their pants down. (As one complained, it seemed as if there was a policy of “one bonk and you are out”.)