Contemporary Politics … Ancient Policies


As I read about the ancient kingdoms of Sumer, Ur, Babylon, Akkad, etc, it’s amazing how world politics don’t seem to have changed. Kingdoms that grew strong enough to overpower a larger kingdom did so. Babylon, which was once a glorious kingdom was eventually laid to waste as a “backwater of civilization”. Domains situated far from their ruling centers of administration were lost as was prime agricultural land. Incoming marauders destroyed architecture and libraries; cultural emblems that took painstaking years to build were demolished. This was thousands of years ago yet it mirrors contemporary news. Nothing new under the sun?

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:


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About Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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