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After the End: Rebuilding Post-Imperial Societies/// Biti ten Sonras : mpatorluk Sonras Toplumlar n Olu turmak

Keywords: Roman Empire , Ottoman Empire , Augustine , Atatürk

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This article examines the construction of two post-imperial societies comparatively by analyzing the leadership of a twentieth century Turk, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and a fifth century Christian, Augustine of Hippo. Both leaders offered credible alternative vision for their people. This article argues that both leaders provided feasible answers to a handful of basic questions that underlie any viable social order, using similar rhetorical strategies to powerfully reshape the hopes, dreams, and expectations of those they influenced.

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