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Quotation by I.F. Stone
The biggest difference between ancient Rome and the USA is that in Rome the common man was treated like a dog. In America he sets the tone. This is the first country where the common man could stand erect.
I.F. (Isidor Feinstein) Stone (1907–1989), U.S. author. Quoted in Clive James, "Postcard from Washington," Flying Visits (1984).
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