my politics and the politics of Boris are very different. So this is not the review of a Boris sycophant. However, I enjoyed the wit of this book, the parallels that Boris draws between the Roman Empire and modern European politics are interesting and he is quick to also point out what was and is corrupt in both systems. His enthusiasm for Latin (always with a rough translation ) comes over and yet the book is anything but academic. I will make you smile and also there will be something you didn't know and is worth discovering... a good start to further and more in depth reading. It is worth the money just for his description of the 'fish sauce' that Romans smothered everything in.