The Neoconservative Threat to World Order: Washington's Perilous War for Hegemony

The Neoconservative Threat to World Order: Washington's Perilous War for Hegemony

The Neoconservative Threat to World Order: Washington's Perilous War for Hegemony

The Neoconservative Threat to World Order: Washington's Perilous War for Hegemony

Synopsis

This stellar collection of Paul Craig Roberts essays dating from 2013explores the extreme dangers in Washington's imposition of vassalageon other countries and Washington's resurrection of distrust amongnuclear powers, the very distrust that Reagan and Gorbachev worked toeliminate.Roberts explains how the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 removedthe only check on Washington's ability to act unilaterally. The United States' position as the sole remaining superpower led to the euphoricproclamation of "the end of history" and to Washington's presumption ofthe victory of "American democratic-capitalism" over all other systems. The neoconservatives became entrenched in successive Americanadministrations, both Republican and Democratic. Their ideology of USglobal hegemony--the doctrine that no other power will be allowed toarise that could constrain US unilateral action--has become afoundational premise of US foreign policy and has led to recklessintervention in Ukraine and an irresponsible assault on Russian nationalinterest.In pursuit of hegemony, Washington has expanded NATO to Russia'sborder, instigated "color revolutions" in former constituent parts of the Soviet Union, announced a "pivot to Asia" to encircle China, orchestrateda coup in Ukraine, demonized Putin, and imposed warlike sanctionsagainst Russia. These reckless and irresponsible actions have broughtback the risk of nuclear war.This succession of events has impelled Roberts--following an illustriouscareer in government, journalism and academia--to perform theclarifying function abandoned by the mainstream media of examining theagendas at work and the risks entailed. His insightful commentary isfollowed all over the world. In February 2015, Roberts was invited toaddress a major International conference in Moscow hosted by Institutesof the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State Institute of International Relations, where he delivered the address which is the titleof this book.In Roberts' assessment, Washington's drive for hegemony is not onlyunnecessary but unrealistic and filled with peril for Americans and theworld at large. This book is a call to awareness that ignorance andpropaganda are leading the world toward unspeakable disaster.

Excerpt

This book deals with events from February, 2014 through the summer of 2015. This period encompasses the Obama regime’s overthrow of the democratically elected government in Ukraine and establishment of ith Washington’s will is being tested as Europeans realize that Washington has forced Europe into conflict with Russia.

Washington’s recklessly aggressive actions toward Russia have made China realize that China faces the same threat from American hegemony. Consequently, China and Russia have formed an economic and military alliance that is altering the correlation of forces. Washington’s credibility and that of the presstitute media diminishes as Washington increasingly relies on lies to cloak its agenda and to cover up its mistakes. The events during this period are leading the world to war or to the breakup of Washington’s empire.

Among its contributions this book comprises an important historical record of the development of events in Ukraine in view of the propagandistic misreporting by the Western media. In pursuit of its hegemonic agenda, Washington has poisoned American-Russian relations and European-Russian relations and perhaps in the end American-European relations. Washington can purchase European politicians but not the European peoples who will be among those who suffer from the ruined relationship with Russia. Sooner or later every population on earth, if not the purchased politicians, will realize that Washington’s agenda is diametrically opposed to their interests.

It is an irony of history that the collapse of the Soviet Union has increased the likelihood of nuclear war.

The Soviet collapse in 1991 gave rise to the neoconservative doctrine of US world hegemony. This doctrine became the basis for US foreign and military policy. The doctrine proclaims “the end of history,” by which is meant that there is no viable alternative to “American democratic capitalism.” In effect, History has chosen American capitalists, and not the proletariat.

The neoconservative doctrine has many implications. It defines the United States as the “indispensable, exceptional” country above all others with the right to exercise hegemony over the world in order to bring the world . . .

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