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Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of The Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His Internet columns have attracted a worldwide following, and can be accessed here. Email this author.


If You Want To Go To Heaven, You Had Better Get Busy Overthrowing Syria

If You Want To Go To Heaven, You Had Better Get Busy Overthrowing Syria

The United States government has been at war for 11 years. The U.S. military destroyed Iraq, leaving the country and millions of lives in ruins and releasing sectarian blood-letting that had been kept in check by the secular Saddam Hussein government. On any given day in “liberated” Iraq, the death toll is as high as during the height of the U.S. attempted occupation.

Staring Armageddon In The Face, But Hiding It With Official Lies

Staring Armageddon In The Face, But Hiding It With Official Lies

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy created 236,000 new jobs in February. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I’ll let you have at a good price.

The Institutionalization Of Tyranny

The Institutionalization Of Tyranny

Republicans and conservative Americans are still fighting Big Government in its welfare state form. Apparently, they have never heard of the militarized police state form of Big Government; or, if they have, they are comfortable with it and have no objection.

More Phony Employment Numbers

More Phony Employment Numbers

Statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) calls the government’s latest jobs and unemployment reports “nonsense numbers.” The rate of unemployment you read in the news is one-third the actual rate.

The Osama Bin Laden Myth

The Osama Bin Laden Myth

An interview with Osama bin Laden was conducted by the Karachi, Pakistan, daily newspaper Ummat and published on Sept. 28, 2001. The alleged “mastermind” of 9/11 said that he and al-Qaida had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack.

A Culture Of Delusion

A Culture Of Delusion

A writer’s greatest disappointments are readers who have knee-jerk responses. The majority of readers are happy when a writer tells them what they want to hear and are unhappy when he writes what they don’t want to hear.

The Dispossessed Majority

The Dispossessed Majority

The working poor have been convinced by Republican propaganda that voting Democrat means giving the working poor’s tax dollars to the non-working poor, to providing medical care and schooling for illegal aliens, and being soft on terrorism.

The Collapsing U.S. Economy And The End Of The World

The Collapsing U.S. Economy And The End Of The World

Two gratuitous wars doubled the U.S. public debt. This is the reason there is no money for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, the environment and the social safety net. Americans got nothing out of the wars.

Hubris As The Evil Force In History

I have always been intrigued by the Battle of Bull Run, the opening battle of the U.S. Civil War, known to Southerners as the War of Northern Aggression. Extreme hubris characterized both sides: the North before the battle and the South afterward.

Brewing A Conflict With China

Brewing A Conflict With China

Washington has pressured the Philippines, whose government it owns, into conducting joint military exercises in the South China Sea. What this is all about is provoking a long-term cold war conflict with China that will keep profits and power flowing into Washington’s military-security complex.

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