Roman Demographics Studied by Modern Foreign Policy Experts

Philip Longman, writing in Foreign Policy Magazine, uses Roman military strategies and demographics to understand modern policy decisions.

He writes:

"Pagan Rome gave way to Christian Europe not because the Emperor Constantine baptized his soldiers by marching them under rain-laden trees. Christianity won out because its patriarchal followers matched every pagan infant with four or five of their own. It's no coincidence that their religion encouraged them to sacrifice self-fulfillment for the sake of their children."