How America Was Lost marks Roberts as one of the most prescient and
courageous commentators in America today.
Even as the view of America as a rogue state consolidates abroad,
Americans appear largely bystanders at the spectacle of their
government running amok. People forget the myriad instances of their
government's flouting of the Constitution and international legal norms--
if ever they were aware of them in the first place--accepting to live in
the increasingly pernicious "new normal" with little protest.
This remarkable anthology of columns documents and reminds us of
the extraordinary developments that, in their accumulation, have led to
the destruction of accountable and moral government in the US.
Few American commentators have cut more clearly through the
deepening deceit, hypocrisy and outright criminality that has infested
official Washington since 9/11 than Paul Craig Roberts. His scathing
critique sheds much-needed light on the country’s impending
nightmare—economic collapse, internal repression, ongoing wars, and
rising rejection by friends and foes alike.