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It finally dawned on Cubans that "civilization," a word used by Americans, meant "denying the darker races the power to govern." In 1908 Cubans who had fought against Spain formed an independent political party. They were massacred by the thousands by the Cuban government now more sensitive to pleasing Washington than to the voice of its own people.

The story of American intervention is the same everywhere. American intervention has never benefited any peoples except those allied with Washington and American corporations.

Hearst's rival in yellow journalism was Joseph Pulitzer, whose name ended up on a prestigious journalism award. Today the entire US print and TV media engage in the yellow journalism of the Hearst/Pulitzer era. Yellow journalism has helped to keep America in wars as nonsensical as the Spanish-American war ever since the 21st century began. The neoconservatives have resurrected Lodge's "Large Policy" of American imperialism justified by the doctrine of American exceptionalism.

If Americans were to read three history books, they could free themselves from their self-righteous delusions that endanger all life on earth. Those books are: A People's History of The United States by Howard Zinn, The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, and The War Lovers by Evan Thomas.

No one who reads one of these books will ever again believe that the US government in Washington is the "light unto the world," the "exceptional and indispensable" government that brings "freedom and democracy" to the conquered provinces of the American Empire.

Washington is the home of warmongering self-interested parties that have no concept of compassion or justice and serve only their own power and enrichment. Americans are as indifferent to the populations that their government bombs as Teddy Roosevelt was to the prospect of his own country's coastal cities being bombarded. As Russia's President Putin reminded the world on March 18, 2014, the US prefers the rule of the gun to international law.

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

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I remember as late as the Watergate era that Ameri... by Samson on Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 4:27:11 PM
Ralph Nader does not like the libetarian free mark... by Lester Shepherd on Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 7:12:58 PM
I notice Prof. Roberts stops the story before the ... by Samson on Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 4:36:56 PM
Another Crime Against Humanity. ... by William Huie on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 7:29:40 PM
Remarkable amount of information gathered by Mr. ... by Guglielmo Tell on Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 6:03:25 PM
"Washington is the home of warmongering self-inter... by Michael Dewey on Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 7:05:46 PM
Given the condition of our print press and televis... by Tom Madison on Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 8:05:19 PM
Average American Citizen is with the Walking Dead... by Paul Easton on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:10:02 AM
Very well written Paul. After 911 I took a great... by Gerald Hiles on Sunday, Mar 23, 2014 at 8:58:20 PM
Gerald,  The problem is that this article won... by Catherine McCoy on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 8:59:25 AM
Thank you Paul. It is good to be reminded that ou... by Paul Easton on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:13:58 AM
Excellent piece! Thanks again. ... by Cliff Arnebeck on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 9:22:33 AM
PCR reminds us of the time when American Empire w... by Alan MacDonald on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:56:45 PM
Best luck and love to the fast expanding 'Occupy... by Alan MacDonald on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:57:34 PM
The elders...this is why in the past people liked ... by Ethan Hollow on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:21:57 PM
Mr PCR reminds me Karl Marx in good sense as I rea... by Ethan Hollow on Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:34:49 PM
Thank you Dr. Roberts for an excellent article.&n... by Arianna Marie Cigolini on Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 8:22:02 AM
Yet it is not necessary to know the history of the... by Peter Duveen on Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:02:49 PM