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July 19, 2014 6:00 AM Daylight Video

By Martin Longman

Last night was the anniversary of the Great Fire of Rome that occurred on the night of July 18th, 64 CE. This is when Emperor Nero allegedly fiddled while Rome burned. As Bob Dylan sang, “Praise be to Nero’s Neptune, the Titanic sails at dawn.”

Martin Longman is the Web Editor for the Washington Monthly and the main blogger at Booman Tribune. He has worked as a community organizer for ACORN/Project Vote and as a political consultant for Democracy for America.

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