by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Dear Friends, Thank you for the many Christmas and New Year greetings. I am encouraged by the return year after year of readers and donors to the website and to the steady growth of readership. During 2019 this website had 2.5 million unique visitors who made almost 5 million visits. That number is a fraction of the total readership as my columns are posted on many other websites and individual blogs both in the US and abroad in translation. According to the Visitors Traffic Pro app, this website is read in 97 countries.
There is a hunger for truth and a rising cost of expressing it. The New Year will give an indication whether truth is making a comeback or is continuing to lose ground to controlled explanations.
Democracy cannot function without an honest and indepencent media, and no such media exists anywhere in the Western World.