New Book By Paul Craig Roberts: The Neoconservative Threat To World Order
Available from Clarity Press: http://www.claritypress.com/RobertsIII.html
This stellar collection of Paul Craig Roberts’ essays dating from February
2014 explores the extreme dangers in Washington’s imposition of
vassalage on other countries and Washington’s resurrection of distrust
among nuclear powers, the very distrust that Reagan and Gorbachev
worked to eliminate.
Roberts explains how the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 removed
the only check on Washington’s ability to act unilaterally. The United
States’ position as the sole remaining superpower led to the euphoric
proclamation of “the end of history” and to Washington’s presumption of
the victory of “American democratic-capitalism” over all other systems.
The neoconservatives became entrenched in successive American
administrations, both Republican and Democratic. Their ideology of US
global hegemony—the doctrine that no other power will be allowed to
arise that could constrain US unilateral action—has become a
foundational premise of US foreign policy and has led to reckless
intervention in Ukraine and an irresponsible assault on Russian national
In pursuit of hegemony, Washington has expanded NATO to Russia’s
border, instigated “color revolutions” in former constituent parts of the
Soviet Union, announced a “pivot to Asia” to encircle China, orchestrated
a coup in Ukraine, demonized Putin, and imposed warlike sanctions
against Russia. These reckless and irresponsible actions have brought
back the risk of nuclear war.
This succession of events has impelled Roberts—following an illustrious
career in government, journalism and academia—to perform the
clarifying function abandoned by the mainstream media of examining the
agendas at work and the risks entailed. His insightful commentary is
followed all over the world. In February 2015, Roberts was invited to
address a major International conference in Moscow hosted by Institutes
of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State Institute of
International Relations, where he delivered the address which is the title
of this book.
In Roberts’ assessment, Washington’s drive for hegemony is not only
unnecessary but unrealistic and filled with peril for Americans and the
world at large. This book is a call to awareness that ignorance and
propaganda are leading the world toward unspeakable disaster.