More about Paul Craig Roberts and the Media that
you should know:
"I was associate editor and columnist for the Wall
Street Journal. I was Business Week’s first outside
columnist, a position I held for 15 years. I was
columnist for a decade for Scripps Howard News
Service, carried in 300 newspapers. I was a
columnist for the Washington Times and for
newspapers in France and Italy and for a magazine
in Germany. I was a contributor to the New York
Times and a regular feature in the Los Angeles Times.
Today I cannot publish in, or appear on, the
American “mainstream media.” For the last six years
I have been banned from the “mainstream media.”
My last column in The New York Times appeared in
January, 2004, coauthored with Democratic U.S.
Senator Charles Schumer representing New York.
We addressed the offshoring of U.S. jobs. Our op-ed
article produced a conference at the Brookings
Institution in Washington, D.C. and live coverage by
C-Span. A debate was launched. No such thing could
For years I was a mainstay at the Washington Times,
producing credibility for the Moony newspaper as a
Business Week columnist, former Wall Street Journal
editor, and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S.
Treasury. But when I began criticizing Bush’s wars
of aggression, the order came down to Mary Lou
Forbes to cancel my column.
The American corporate media does not serve the
truth. It serves the government and the interest
groups that empower the government."
|America’s fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought the
government’s 9/11 conspiracy theory. The government’s account of 9/11 is contradicted
by much evidence. Nevertheless, this defining event of our time, which has launched the
US on interminable wars of aggression and a domestic police state, is a taboo topic for
investigation in the media. It is pointless to complain of war and a police state when one
accepts the premise upon which they are based.
These trillion dollar wars have created financing problems for Washington’s deficits and
threaten the U.S. dollar’s role as world reserve currency. The wars and the pressure that
the budget deficits put on the dollar’s value have put Social Security and Medicare on
the chopping block. Former Goldman Sachs chairman and U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank
Paulson is after these protections for the elderly. Fed chairman Bernanke is also after
them. The Republicans are after them as well. These protections are called
“entitlements” as if they are some sort of welfare that people have not paid for in payroll
taxes all their working lives.
With over 21 per cent unemployment as measured by the methodology of 1980, with
American jobs, GDP, and technology having been given to China and India, with war
being Washington’s greatest commitment, with the dollar over-burdened with debt, with
civil liberty sacrificed to the “war on terror,” the liberty and prosperity of the American
people have been thrown into the trash bin of history.
The militarism of the U.S. and Israeli states, and Wall Street and corporate greed, will now
run their course.
HOW AMERICA WAS
From 9/11 to the Police/Warfare State
Paul Craig Roberts
465 pp. $29.95 . 2014
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|“Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is
above the law and that the US Constitution is a mere 'scrap of paper'.”
|“The American people have suffered a coup d’etat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it..."
"In How America Was Lost, Paul Craig Roberts focuses his keen eye and sharp mind on the
deterioration of government accountability and morality amidst the rise of hypocrisy and
recklessness in the wake of 9/11. Through the tangle of wars, aggression, decimation of
privacy, Wall Street protectionism and debt creation since, Roberts is relentless in his
well-reasoned criticisms of US leadership from an economic and military standpoint."
Author, All the Presidents' Bankers
"PCR is simply one of America's best chroniclers of this sad, brutal era of imperial
overreach and moral decline. Anyone who wants to understand where we've been
recently, where we are now, and where we're heading, had better read this book
Gary Corseri, Op-Ed News
"This anthology compiles a great number of valuable essays by one of America’s strident
critics. It is unfortunate that the fawning U. S. media do not print such excellent
Dr. Ludwig Watzal, Dissident Voice