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“The selection of the next president of the US will depend on one thing alone–which of the two candidates financed by the ruling private oligarchy has the most effective propaganda.”
“Whether you vote Republican or Democrat, the oligarchs will win.”
– Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The Dispossessed Majority – ‘The US Is Ruled By A Private Oligarchy. The Government Is Merely Their Front.’
“If americans had any sense, they would stay home and not vote.”
– Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: ‘War Criminals Run The State Department And The Entire US Government’
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
– The Next Election: High Stake Outcomes Based on Non-issues. (Paul Craig Roberts, Aug 11, 2012):
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Paul Craig Roberts
The Next Election: High Stake Outcomes Based on Non-issues
Paul Craig Roberts
The election of the next puppet president of the “world’s only superpower” is about two and one-half months off, and what are the campaign issues? There aren’t any worthy of the name.