This stellar collection of Paul Craig Roberts essays dating from 2013explores the extreme dangers in Washington's imposition of vassalageon other countries and Washington's resurrection of distrust amongnuclear powers, the very distrust that Reagan and Gorbachev worked toeliminate.Roberts explains how the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 removedthe only check on Washington's ability to act unilaterally. The UnitedStates' position as the sole remaining superpower led to the euphoricproclamation of "the end of history" and to Washington's presumption ofthe victory of "American democratic-capitalism" over all other systems. The neoconservatives became entrenched in successive Americanadministrations, both Republican and Democratic. Their ideology of USglobal hegemony--the doctrine that no other power will be allowed toarise that could constrain US unilateral action--has become afoundational premise of US foreign policy and has led to recklessintervention in Ukraine and an irresponsible assault on Russian nationalinterest.In pursuit of hegemony, Washington has expanded NATO to Russia'sborder, instigated "color revolutions" in former constituent parts of theSoviet Union, announced a "pivot to Asia" to encircle China, orchestrateda coup in Ukraine, demonized Putin, and imposed warlike sanctionsagainst Russia. These reckless and irresponsible actions have broughtback the risk of nuclear war.This succession of events has impelled Roberts--following an illustriouscareer in government, journalism and academia--to perform theclarifying function abandoned by the mainstream media of examining theagendas at work and the risks entailed. His insightful commentary isfollowed all over the world. In February 2015, Roberts was invited toaddress a major International conference in Moscow hosted by Institutesof the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State Institute ofInternational Relations, where he delivered the address which is the titleof this book.In Roberts' assessment, Washington's drive for hegemony is not onlyunnecessary but unrealistic and filled with peril for Americans and theworld at large. This book is a call to awareness that ignorance andpropaganda are leading the world toward unspeakable disaster.