Telling the Truth Is More Expensive than a Ferrari

Telling the Truth Is More Expensive than a Ferrari Paul Craig Roberts This is my quarterly call for your support For the last 3 or 4 years I have been invited to speak at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia. I have never accepted, not from lack of interest or lack of something to say, but because the…

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The Absence of Diplomacy Is Isolating Washington — Paul Craig Roberts

The Absence of Diplomacy Is Isolating Washington Paul Craig Roberts The dissolution of the Soviet Union removed the constraint on Washington’s unilateralism. The neoconservatives, who had just risen to power, seized the opportunity and replaced diplomacy with threat and coercion. One infamous example is from the George W. Bush regime when the Deputy Secretary of State, Richard Armitage, told Pakistan…

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Democracy Is Fighting to Survive the Rise of Western Authoritarianism

Democracy Is Fighting to Survive the Rise of Western Authoritarianism Paul Craig Roberts The European peoples whose governments were paid to sell out the sovereignty of their nations to the EU are experiencing great difficulties in being permitted to govern themselves. As the result of Italians’ frustration with the self-serving elite who have ruled Italy for decades, the recent democratic…

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Will Putin’s Policy of Concession Succeed?

Will Putin’s Policy of Concession Succeed? Paul Craig Roberts Russian president Vladimir Putin’s speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Conference last weekend shows the Russian government’s ensnarement by neoliberal economic policy. Putin defended globalism and free trade, and he warned that crisis will result from the breakup of the global system. In fact, crisis is the result of globalism…

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America’s Fifth Column Will Destroy Russia

America’s Fifth Column Will Destroy Russia This is the lecture I would have given if I had been able to accept the invitation to address the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia this weekend. Paul Craig Roberts Executive Summary:  From the standpoint of Russia’s dilemma, this is an important column.  Putin’s partial impotence via-a-vis Washington is due to the…

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Putin’s Peace Efforts Are Coming To Naught

Putin’s Peace Efforts Are Coming To Naught Paul Craig Roberts The Trump regime has sabotaged Putin’s peace efforts in Syria, Iran, Ukraine, and North Korea. In the interest of peace Putin has avoided responding to US and Israeli provocations in Syria. Putin went so far as to invite the war criminal and genocidal maniac Netanyahu to Russia for the celebration…

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Democrats Confirm Torturer As Director Of CIA

Democrats Confirm Torturer As Director Of CIA Paul Craig Roberts How did a person who should be in the criminal dock both in the US and in the International Criminal Court for running a torture prison get appointed the Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency? What is all the Washington talk about defending human rights when a torturer is…

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You Build A House. Israel Destroys It. You Raise A Child. Israel Kills Him.

“You build a house. They destroy it. You raise a child. They kill him.” Chris Hedges, America’s Last Real Journalist, a profession now owned by propagandists hired by interest groups to tell their lies, gives us reason to think—Are Israelis God’s Chosen People or Satan’s Genocidal Racist Psychopaths? There is little doubt that Israel has the most totally evil government…

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Is Putin’s Strategy Finally Beginning To Work?

Is Putin’s Strategy Finally Beginning To Work? Paul Craig Roberts I have explained Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Christian practice of turning the other cheek to Western provocations as a strategy to convey to Europe that Russia is reasonable but Washington is not and that Russia is not a threat to European interests and sovereignty but Washington is. By accommodating Israel…

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Trump Is A Disaster

Trump Is A Disaster Paul Craig Roberts Trump is a disaster for the environment, for wildlife, and for human life. Trump has handed over to polluters oil and mineral rights in US National Monuments. Mining will now deface what was before Trump protected national monuments, and oil drilling will destroy the Arctic National Refuge. He has appointed polluters to run…

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For Economic Truth Turn To Michael Hudson

For Economic Truth Turn To Michael Hudson Paul Craig Roberts Readers ask me how they can learn economics, what books to read, what university economics departments to trust. I receive so many requests that it is impossible to reply individually. Here is my answer. There is only one way to learn economics, and that is to read Michael Hudson’s books.…

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America’s Word Is Worthless

America’s Word Is Worthless Paul Craig Roberts We can now dismiss all hope that Trump’s campaign promises to pull out of Syria, normalize relations with Russia and stop the offshoring of American jobs will ever become US policies. By dishonoring the US government’s word and pulling out of the Iran nuclear non-proliferation agreement, an agreement signed by the US, UK,…

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Do Americans Want To Die For Israel?

Do Americans Want To Die For Israel? Paul Craig Roberts Only a few days remain before Trump announces whether he is pulling the US out of the multi-nation agreement with Iran. Iran has kept the agreement. https://www.geopolitica.ru/en/article/message-iran Even Washington’s vassals—UK, France, Germany—have announced that they are sticking with the agreement. https://sputniknews.com/world/201805071064213277-france-germany-uk-iran-deal-us-decision/ So where is the pressure on Trump coming from…

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Russia: Washington’s Next Vassal?

Russia: Washington’s Next Vassal? Paul Craig Roberts If reports coming out of Russia are true, Vladimir Putin is considering appointing Washington’s agent, Alexei Kudrin, to negotiate Russia’s surrender to Washington. http://johnhelmer.net/vice-president-for-capitulation-putin-decides-what-job-to-give-kudrin/#more-19143 and https://russia-insider.com/en/putin-has-shown-weakness-armenia-and-syria-his-credibility-collapsing/ri23361 In checking out this story with well-informed and connected experts, I am advised that John Helmer in his report might have put too much credence in the…

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Does Russia Know What’s Up?

Does Russia Know What’s Up? Paul Craig Roberts I find myself wondering if Russia understands the Washington criminal with whom Russia is so desperate to negotiate peace and understanding. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov is excited that Trump has invited Putin to the White House “to jointly curb the arms race.” https://www.rt.com/news/425699-lavrov-trump-meet-putin/ Of course the US military/security complex wants to curb…

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Morality, Truth, Facts Have Exited From The Dying West

Morality, Truth, Facts Have Exited From The Dying West Paul Craig Roberts If you don’t think we live in a crazy world, here is Netanyahu, the genocidal zionist leader of Israel, an invader which has destroyed Palestine and seized Palestine for Jews, expelling Palestinians from their homes, villages and country, accusing Abbas, the front man chosen by Washington and Israel…

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What Can Be Done? — Paul Craig Roberts

What Can Be Done? Paul Craig Roberts April 30, 2018 It is up to Europe whether or not the Earth dies in nuclear Armageddon. European governments do not realize their potential to save the world from Washington’s aggression, because the western Europeans are accustomed to being Washington’s vassal states since the end of World War 2, and the eastern and…

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The Syrian Cisis Escalates

The Syrian Crisis Escalates Paul Craig Roberts As I wrote two weeks ago, the Syrian crisis is only in its beginning stages. https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/04/17/crisis-beginning-stages/ The assault on Syrian military positions last night, apparently a US/Israeli operation, is evidence that the crisis continues to develop. https://www.timesofisrael.com/resonant-syria-strike-suggests-coordinated-us-israel-message-to-russia-and-iran/ There are four mutually reinforcing causes of the crisis: (1) Israel’s ability to use the US…

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Capitalism Works For Capitalists

Capitalism Works For Capitalists Paul Craig Roberts Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep . . . It starts at 6:30 AM and, together with numerous other stressful construction noises, goes through breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour and dinner. In south Walton county, construction crews are permitted to work from 7 AM until 7 PM six days a week Monday through Saturday. Residents…

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Where Is The Shame?

Where Is The Shame? Paul Craig Roberts Now that the Trump, May, and Macron regimes have proven beyond all doubt that they are lawless war criminal regimes, what is next? Will the Russian president and foreign minister continue to speak of “our Western partners” and seek common ground with proven lawless war criminals? What would that common ground be? How…

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A Conversation on Race — Paul Craig Roberts

UPDATE: Readers have identified the movie in the broken link. It is Cecil B. DeMille’s “Unconquered” starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard. Here is the scene of the sentence of slavery: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=you+tubethe+movie+%22Unconquered%22+with+Gary+Cooper&view=detail&mid=A160BA8BAB4735DE134CA160BA8BAB4735DE134C&FORM=VIRE UPDATE: The link to the movie in this column was operative when I posted the column, but has ceased to work since I posted. The movie opens with…

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The Crisis Is Only In Its Beginning Stages

The Crisis Is Only In Its Beginning Stages Paul Craig Roberts Many, including Russia’s President Putin, have asked why the US launched an illegal attack on Syria prior to the chemical weapons inspectors examining the site of the alleged chemical attack. This popular question completely misses the point. The US attack on Syria is a clear and indisputable war crime…

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Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important

Once Upon A Time Long Ago Truth Was Important Paul Craig Roberts I wonder how many people, not just Americans but those in other countries, have come to the conclusion that the United States today is a less free and less aware society than the societies in the dystopian novels of the 20th century or in movies such as The…

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Why Do They Tell US Transparent Lies?

Why Do They Tell US Transparent Lies? Paul Craig Roberts US officials and the presstitutes tell us that the illegal US missile attack on Syria destroyed chemical weapons sites where chlorine and sarin are stored/manufactured. If this were true, would not a lethal cloud have been released that would have taken the lives of far more people than claimed in…

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Is It Russian Surrender that Is on the Agenda or World War 3?

Is It Russian Surrender that Is on the Agenda or World War 3? Paul Craig Roberts “As US President Donald Trump is said to be considering a full scale ground assault against the Syrian administration of President Bashar al-Assad, the top UN official has decried the onset of a new global Cold War and warned against “full-blown military escalation” in…

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Russia’s Humanity and Moral Conscience Are Leading to War

Russia’s Humanity and Moral Conscience Are Leading to War Paul Craig Roberts It speaks to the humanity and moral greatness of the Russian government led by Vladimir Putin that Russia consented to a pretend attack in order that Donald Trump could save face. Unfortunately for us all, the consequences of Russia’s generosity will not be the thanks that the Russians…

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Are We Over the US/UK Fomented Crisis In Syria?

Are We Over the US/UK Fomented Crisis In Syria? Paul Craig Roberts It appears from the very limited US missile attack, most of which were intercepted and destroyed by Syrian air defenses, that the US military prevailed over the crazed John Bolton and carefully avoided a strike that would have resulted in a Russian response. No significant Syrian site appears…

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The Trump Regime Is Insane

The Trump Regime Is Insane Paul Craig Roberts Is it insane to push for war with Russia, a major nuclear power? Is it insane to threaten Russia and bring false charges against her? Is it insane to brag about killing “hundreds of Russians”? https://news.antiwar.com/2018/04/12/pompeo-russians-met-their-match-us-killed-hundreds-of-them/ A normal person would answer “yes” to the three questions. So what does this tell us…

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American Officials Continue to Make Laughing Stocks of Themselves

American Officials Continue to Make Laughing Stocks of Themselves Paul Craig Roberts Here is “Mad Dog” Mattis, the US Secretary of War, stating that he has no evidence that there was a chemical weapons attack in Syria last week, but that he personally believes that there was one. I remember when a person who claimed to believe something for which…

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Ten Days Before The End Of The World

Ten Days Before The End Of The World Paul Craig Roberts The criminally insane governments of the US, UK, and France are sending a flotilla of missile ships, submarines, and an aircraft carrier to attack Syria in the face of Russian warnings. What is the likely outcome of this outrageous act of agression based entirely on an orchestrated and transparent…

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Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World

Idiocy Is Bringing The End Of The World Paul Craig Roberts Here is Jason Ditz on the coming end of the world: https://news.antiwar.com/2018/04/10/trump-builds-coalition-for-war-against-syrian-government/ Vladimir Soloviev explains the failure of Putin’s policy of appeasement: https://russia-insider.com/en/breaking-defining-moment-putin-stand-usisrael-empire-chaos-or-fold/ri23052 If you were the president of France or the prime minister of the UK, would you permit criminally insane Washington to drag you into military conflict…

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We are in the Last Days before all Hell breaks loose

We are in the Last Days before all Hell breaks loose Last days of Pompey?  I was just there last week and I saw the future, not the past. To anyone watching the UN Security Council “debate” last night it is crystal clear we are in the last days before all hell breaks out. So, here we are at Judgment…

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On The Threshold of War — Paul Craig Roberts

UPDATE There is no longer any doubt that the criminally insane government in Washington is driving the world to the last war. https://www.rt.com/news/423634-unsc-security-threats-syria-chemical/ https://www.rt.com/news/423627-russian-military-checks-chemical-douma/ UPDATE: As Americans we must face the possibility that we have a criminally insane government in Washington that is leading the world to destruction. A Russian Government Press Release: False information is being planted about the…

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From Skripal to Chemical Attack: What Accusation Is Next?

From Skripal to Chemical Attack: What Accusation Is Next? Paul Craig Roberts Einstein said that the definition of insanity is to continue doing the same thing and expect different results. Isn’t this what the Russian government is doing when it continues to respond to false accusations and expects facts to have any bearing on the matter? As soon as the…

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Russia: The Spurned Lover Who Persists

Russia: The Spurned Lover Who Persists Paul Craig Roberts Is the Russian Foreign Ministry so brainwashed that it believes the US is a democracy?! https://www.rt.com/news/423439-russia-sanctions-response-foreign-ministry/ A country in which 90%, if not more, of the people are dispossessed is a democracy?! A country ruled by a handful of private interest groups is a democracy?! The success of Washington’s propaganda is…

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Insouciant Russians?

Insouciant Russians? Paul Craig Roberts I have often wondered if the Russian media shields Russians from the insulting and derogatory things that American elites say about Russia and President Putin. For example, here is Harvard University Professor Graham Allison: “However demonic, however destructive, however devious, however deserving of being strangled Russia is, the brute fact is that we cannot kill…

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Lies Are Washington’s Chosen Path To Dominance

April 6: These otherwise pointless new sanctions seem to confirm my supposition that the real purpose of the US sanctions is to convince members of the Russian ruling class to get rid of Putin and to put into office someone agreeable to Washington’s overlordship. https://www.rt.com/news/423393-russia-sancions-new-us/ Lies Are Washington’s Chosen Path To Dominance Will Putin Fall for Washington’s Lies? Paul Craig…

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How Our Country Was Stolen

How Our Country Was Stolen Paul Craig Roberts Today is Easter, an important Christian holiday. But it is not marked on the calendar that is part of the Apple software that came with my Apple computer lap top. Today is also April Fools day, and that is marked on the Apple-supplied calendar. For Apple’s programmers, April Fools Day trumps Easter.…

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More Lies from the Presstitutes

More Lies from the Presstitutes Paul Craig Roberts The shameless liars that comprise the US media intentionally exaggerated the marchers against “gun violance” by four times the acutal number. Why? Why are the media presstitutes involved in advocacy of agendas and not in reporting factual news? Recent polls show that a majority of Americans believe that gun ownership makes people…

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On the Verge of Nuclear War

On the Verge of Nuclear War Paul Craig Roberts One wonders if this latest extremely provocative and hostile accusation against Russia, supported by Washington’s empire, is the prelude to war. There is no basis whatsoever for the statement of the US Department of State that “on March 4, Russia used a military-grade nerve agent to attempt to murder a British…

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Integrity Has Vanished From The West

Integrity Has Vanished From The West Paul Craig Roberts Among Western political leaders there is not an ounce of integrity or morality. The Western print and TV media is dishonest and corrupt beyond repair. Yet the Russian government persists in its fantasy of “working with Russia’s Western partners.” The only way Russia can work with crooks is to become a…

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Washington Has Declared Hegemony or War

Washington Has Declared Hegemony or War Paul Craig Roberts I agree with Stephen Lendman (below) that the Russian government’s efforts to deal with the West on the basis of evidence and law are futile.  There is only one Western foreign policy and it is Washington’s.  Washington’s “diplomacy” consists only of lies and force.  It was a reasonable decision for Russia…

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Trump: Conflict Between His Words And Deeds

Trump: Conflict Between His Words And Deeds Paul Craig Roberts President Trump (belatedly) congratulated Russian President Putin on his smashing reelection and said, again, that he favored getting along with Russia. Yet, how can Trump mean it when he follows up by appointing John Bolton, America’s most notorious warmonger, National Security Adviser? It makes no sense. Bolton is the third…

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Has Russia Had Enough?

Has Russia Had Enough? Paul Craig Roberts This morning I watched a briefing the Russian Foreign Ministry provided for the diplomatic community where international toxic substances experts presented information concerning the alleged nerve agent used in the alleged attack on Skripal and his daughter. This information has been known for some time, and none of it has been reported in…

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America Is Losing Its Economy

America Is Losing Its Economy Paul Craig Roberts From John Williams proprietary report: “Subject to Likely Downside Annual Benchmark Revisions this Coming Friday, February Industrial Production Jumped by 1.1% (0.9% Net of Revisions), Reflecting  improbable Strength in Manufacturing and Mining.  “Despite this perhaps premature report of industrial production gains, Given a Record 122 Months of Non-Expansion, Manufacturing Still Holds Shy…

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Finally, Some Good News

Finally, Some Good News Paul Craig Roberts Washington’s gratuitous raising of tensions with Russia that we have been witnessing for many years is so reckless and irresponsible that we need some relief from the depression of it all. Perhaps I am grasping at straws, but here are some hopeful developments. —An establishment journalist, Michael Goodwin, the chief political columnist for…

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Can Nuclear War Be Avoided?

Can Nuclear War Be Avoided? Paul Craig Roberts Two factors are driving the world to nuclear war. One is the constant stream of insults, false accusations and broken agreements that the West has been dumping on Russia year after year. The other is Russia’s response, or, perhaps more correctly, the lack thereof. Articles documenting Washington’s betrayals and provocations of Russia…

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War Is On The Horizon

War Is On The Horizon Paul Craig Roberts Have Washington and its British vassal set a stage for testing whether Russia has the stomach for war? How else do we interpret the announcement by General Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, that “we have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained…

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Lies Can Lead To War

Lies Can Lead To War Paul Craig Roberts Notice that the governments of the US, UK, France, and Germany did not require any evidence to decide that the Russian government used military-grade nerve gas to attack two people on an English park bench and a UK policeman. It makes no sense. There is no Russian motive. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48963.htm The motive lies…

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Will Russia Wake Up?

Will Russia Wake Up? Paul Craig Roberts Russians are having a difficult time comprehending their Western enemy or even understanding that Russia has an enemy that seeks the destruction of Russia. Has it occured to Russia that it is very strange that the UK, a country of no military significance, a country that could be completely destroyed forever in a…

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