Quote from “V for Vendetta”

“V for Vendetta,” the ever referred to movie this past November 5th.

   Evey Hammond: [reads] Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici. (On a mirror in his hide out)

    V: [translates] By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe.

    Evey Hammond: Personal motto?

    V: From “Faust”.

    Evey Hammond: That’s about trying to cheat the devil, isn’t it?

    V: It is.

Are Americans familiar with the history and events of great Empires like our own. I remember reading a book in high school called the Rise and Fall of Great Empires. Are we repeating history, are we the “frog in the pot” … perhaps, I pray not.