Dr. Paul Craig Roberts has a great way of stating the heart of the matter like none other. To the point and absolutely true when you think about it.
His style comes out with equal force when he cuts out the noise and titles his work. The below quote is from his recent piece: Warning to the World: Washington and its NATO & EU Vassals are Insane.
My Ph.D. dissertation chairman, who became a high Pentagon official assigned to wind down the Vietnam war, in answer to my question about how Washington gets Europeans to always do what Washington wants replied: “Money, we give them money.” “Foreign aid?” I asked. “No, we give the European political leaders bagfuls of money. They are for sale, We bought them. They report to us.” Perhaps this explains Tony Blair’s $50 million fortune one year out of office.