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Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Policy & “West’s false narrative” stoking tensions with Russia, China

The world is on the edge of a nuclear catastrophe in no small part because of the failure of Western political leaders to be forthright about the causes of the escalating global conflicts.

The relentless Western narrative that the West is noble while Russia and China are evil is simple-minded and extraordinarily dangerous.

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It attempts to manipulate public opinion, not to deal with very real and pressing diplomacy.

Democracy Now discusses Western hegemony and U.S. policy in Russia, Ukraine, and China with Columbia University economist Jeffrey Sachs, whose new article is headlined “The West’s False Narrative About Russia and China.”

Sachs says the bipartisan U.S. approach to foreign policy is “unaccountably dangerous and wrongheaded,” and warns the U.S. is creating “a recipe for yet another war” in East Asia.

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