The German movie, much talked about recently, is called «Our Mothers, Our Fathers» («Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter»). It is a symbol of Germany walking over a psychological milestone. Now the Germans think that, no matter what, the Wehrmacht soldiers were good guys. Even if they killed, it was done on order. At that, the Russian servicemen are painted exactly as Goebbels described them, barbarian and subhuman. It’s not all. «Our Mothers, Our Fathers» is not anti-Russian only, it is also defiantly anti-Polish...
With discord lingering in various parts of Europe – in Silesia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, Wales, Scotland, Wallonia, and Flanders – autonomy movements permanently loom on the background of the EU politics. Poland's ethnic separatism, which is currently rising in Upper Silesia, appears to fit neatly into the existing trend but is a relatively new and in many regards distinct phenomenon. The Silesian Autonomy Movement Movement was established in 1990 and used to be seen as a fairly ridiculous gathering until it transpired during the 2002 population survey in Poland that 173,000 people chose to describe themselves as Silesians rather than Poles...
Governments and economists take their hats off to free markets. Yet, the markets are rigged, not free. ... No country dependent on foreign capital is sovereign. A country dependent on foreign capital, especially from enemies seeking to subvert the economy, is subject to destabilizing currency and economic swings. Russia should self-finance. ...The greatest harm that is being done to the Russian economy is not due to sanctions and the US attack on the ruble. The greatest harm is being done by Russia’s neoliberal economists. Neoliberal economics is not merely incorrect. It is an ideology that fosters US economic imperialism. ... If Russia is to survive, Putin must protect Russia from Western economic institutions and Western trained economists.
Paul Craig ROBERTS
The Honorable Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. As a presidential appointee to a secret committee, he played a role in the Reagan / Gorbachev negotiation of the end of the Cold War. In 1961 Roberts was a member of the US/USSR student exchange program. In 1989 and 1990, Roberts addressed the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow on the subject of liberty. His book, Alienation and the Soviet Economy (1971 and 1990) is widely accepted as the explanation of the ideological origin and failure of the Soviet economy. Roberts was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week and Scripps Howard News Service.
He has had many university appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University where his colleagues were Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and James R. Schlesinger.