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Having experienced the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, do Americans wish they had elected Patrick J. Buchanan president? Was Buchanan America's last chance to put a true patriot in the Oval Office? America was meant to cultivate its own garden, to steer clear of foreign entanglements and permanent alliances, and to serve as an... Read More
THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT AMERICA THE VIRTUOUS. Crisis of democracy and the quest for empire. By Claes G. Ryn. 240pp. Transaction. $34.95. - 0 76580 219 8 Why did President George W. Bush abandon US multilateralism of the post-Second World War era? Why did he turn his back on his promise during his presidential campaign... Read More
By Samuel L. Baker and Paul Craig Roberts What has become of movie critics when they can only evaluate a film in terms of its political correctness? Ronald Maxwell's film, "Gods and Generals," is the second in a War Between the States trilogy. The film is historically correct. But it is not politically correct. In... Read More
Who remembers David Lean's gripping and beautifully filmed 1965 screen rendition of Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning novel, Doctor Zhivago? What a script! What a collection of actors and actresses—Alec Guinness, Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay and Rod Steiger. Brilliant cinematography, sets, costumes and sound track. Five Oscars and numerous other awards. Pasternak,... Read More
The current issue of Popular Science magazine explains the scientific import of the Biblical story of creation: "let there be light." According to the theory of supersymmetry, a random fluctuation of the vacuum of space anywhere in the universe could turn off the cosmic light switch, plunging the universe into darkness. Light and the electric... Read More
There have always been liars, but until recent years liars were rare among scientists and scholars. The only agenda scientists and scholars had was truth. They didn't always succeed in finding truth, but it was their goal. In recent years we have seen the advent of a new breed of scientist and scholar to whom... Read More
Anglophiles had best pop over to the Misty Isles for a last experience of Great Britain before the country is reduced to an oppressed province of the European Union. Napoleon could not conquer England, nor could Hitler, but Socialist bureaucrats in Brussels have with help from Tony Blair's New Labourand British nonchalance. Britain is on... Read More
Diversity vs. Freedom in Idaho: Paul Craig Roberts Answers An Over-Scrupulous "Very Conservative" Reader Prosecutorial abuse has reached new heights in Idaho. A white husband is being prosecuted for committing a hate crime for coming to the aid of his wife who was assaulted by a black man. The black man committed a physical assault... Read More
Paul Craig Roberts
About Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts has had careers in scholarship and academia, journalism, public service, and business. He is chairman of The Institute for Political Economy.

Dr. Roberts has held academic appointments at Virginia Tech, Tulane University, University of New Mexico, Stanford University where he was Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution, George Mason University where he had a joint appointment as professor of economics and professor of business administration, and Georgetown University where he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy in the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Dr. Roberts was associate editor and columnist for The Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He was a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles. In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.

President Reagan appointed Dr. Roberts Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and he was confirmed in office by the U.S. Senate. From 1975 to 1978, Dr. Roberts served on the congressional staff where he drafted the Kemp-Roth bill and played a leading role in developing bipartisan support for a supply-side economic policy. After leaving the Treasury, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Commerce.