Bread and Circuses in Rome and America

W.J. Astore Just posted a new article to Huffington Post. ┬áHere’s the link and the article (pasted below): The expression “bread and circuses” captures a certain cynical political view that the masses can be kept happy with fast food (think Cartman’s “Cheesy Poofs” on┬áSouth Park) and faster entertainment (NASCAR races, NFL games, and the like).…