The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts uses three of the current top news stories to illustrate the disconnect that is everywhere in the Western mind.

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Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and signed an executive order terminating family separation. The horror of children locked up in warehouses operated by private businesses making a profit off

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In The Western World Truth Is An Endangered Species

The US government’s persecution of Julian Assange represents the departure from truth of the government as well as the media that enables it.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves after greeting supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, May 19, 2017 (AP/Frank Augstein)

Nowhere in the Western world is truth respected. Even universities are imposing censorship and speech control. Governments are shutting down, and will eventually criminalize, all explanations that differ from official ones. The Western world no longer has a print and TV media. In its place, there is a propaganda ministry for the ruling

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Former Reagan Secretary Paul Craig Roberts: Oligarchs Are True Purveyors Of Fake News

‘That’s not a democracy, when three two-bit punk judges who don’t amount to anything overrule the majority vote of the British people! … There are not any democracies in the West,’ Roberts tells Michael Nevradakis in this wide-ranging interview.

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ATHENS, Greece --- The post-election climate in the United States has been nothing short of bizarre. Recount efforts in several states are being championed by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, accusations have repeatedly been made that the “Russian menace” influenced the presidential elections and the victory of Donald Trump, and that Russia is

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A Triple Threat: The Three Forces That Define The Economy

A deeper understanding of these forces should lead to a more productive politics where real choices about the future of the nation are debated in light of the dynamic nature of the situation we all face together.

This Nov. 16, 2012 file photo shows President Barack Obama shaking hands with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, during a meeting to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

When there is a long-term economic downturn, it is popular to blame the situation on those in power.  The “blame game” enters politics easily from whichever center of power any one person wants to blame – typically either big government or big business. While this exercise is easy and offers some degree of truth, there are three large forces of

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