Imperialism. Wars. Deficit spending. Are there lessons for America to be drawn from the fall of the Roman empire?

In ‘Past As Prologue?  The Roman Empire from Its Founding to the End – 1,000 years in 100 Minutes,’ Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco (Tom & Mac) present intriguing history of Rome that may have some wondering if the lessons of the ancients should be heeded by modern day America.

The intriguing and educational performance will explore the question of whether the U.S. in the 21st century world has what it takes to flourish indefinitely, or if it has begun a cultural, economic and political descent that is eerily reminiscent of ancient Rome.

The Tom & Mac show is coming to the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts (UCCPA) on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the general public.  Interest from schools and colleges is encouraged.

The event is presented by the Camden Conference and the Rockport Public Library, and is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors.

The Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts is located at 42 Depot Street (off Route 202) in Unity, Maine.

DeMarco is the author of 12 books and a principal of The Atlantic Systems Guild, a technology think tank with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.  Deford is a retired Foreign Service Officer with service primarily in the Middle East.  He had a subsequent career with Merrill Lynch International, mostly in South America and Asia, and is a columnist with The Free Press of Rockland, Maine.

Unity College is a small private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education which emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

In 2011, Unity College was named to the top 30 of the Washington Monthly college rankings, and was one of eighteen U.S. colleges and universities named to The Princeton Review’s 2010 Green Rating Honor Roll.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012