“A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague." (Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC)”
The Roman is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He attended Yale University, the Sorbonne (Paris), the University of the Americas (Mexico), Boston University, the Art Institute of Boston, and holds certificates from the University of Connecticut (Latin American Studies) and the French Ministry of Education (Language & Cultural Studies). A U.S. Army volunteer (1968-1971), The Roman served in Viet Nam with the US Army Rangers. He is the creator of “The Viet Nam War Veterans Oral History Project." He is a public speaker and a resource for various print and broadcast media on a variety of subjects. Forty of his photographs are permanent acquisitions of the Smithsonian. The Roman served three tours in Iraq (2004-2005)for the U. S. Department of Defense.He Speaks five languages, 2 dialects, four aboriginal languages, and is conversational in basic Arabic after living in Iraq.