Reagan Reappraised

Posted 2/18/11

18 February 2011

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The essence of tracking trends is knowing where we are and how we got there. Only then is it possible to forecast where we’re going. As difficult as it is to get a clear read on the present – …

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Reagan Reappraised

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18 February 2011 Dear Subscriber, The essence of tracking trends is knowing where we are and how we got there. Only then is it possible to forecast where we’re going. As difficult as it is to get a clear read on the present – due to the ever-changing geo-political and socioeconomic landscape, information overload, skewed and biased interpretations, and behind the scenes machinations – it’s even harder to get a read on the past. History has been reengineered wholesale by scholars with agendas or simply misinterpreted.  Often crucial elements have been suppressed or are lost in the welter of data. You don’t have to go back centuries to see the process in action. The Ronald Reagan presidency is a prime example of the manner in which the facts are slanted and cherry-picked to serve predetermined positions. In the voluminous commentary stimulated by Ronald Reagan’s Centennial, the full range of opinion from left, right and middle punditry has grievously misrepresented Reagan’s legacy according to this Special Report by the Hon. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. According to Dr. Roberts, Neocons have proudly claimed Reagan as progenitor of their agenda for U.S. hegemony ... an assessment seconded by the liberal-left. Reagan has been placed at the beginning of a continuum, running on through Clinton, Bush-Cheney, and Obama, in which U.S. economic policy has been directed to benefit the rich while military interventions have served to advance U.S. hegemony. But in this Special Report, Dr. Roberts claims that Ronald Reagan had no wish to impose America’s will on the world. Moreover, he insists that Reagan’s economic policy was aimed at serving the people, not the rich. Roberts should know. As Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury he was largely responsible for Reagan’s economic policy – and as a presidentially-appointed member of a secret committee whose task was to assess the Soviet economy’s ability to withstand an arms race, he was intimately involved in Reagan’s foreign policy. Dr. Robert’s Special Report (click here) reveals Reagan’s two over-riding goals and the policies that achieved them. He also provides insider insights into Reagan’s domestic and foreign policy mistakes while arguing that, ironically, it was Ronald Reagan’s grand successes that opened the door to the pursuit of U.S. hegemony by his successors – a pursuit that not only ran counter to Reagan’s aims, but that would ultimately squander the renewal of America that he had envisaged. We are proud to provide this Special Report by Dr. Roberts. Sincerely, Gerald Celente
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