For the past several months, Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter and architect of David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission, has been hawking his umpteenth book, Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power. As usual, Dr. Brzezinski can count on the establishment press to sell plenty of copies and keep the royalties rolling in with favorable reviews and lots of face time. The New York Times' reviewer opined that in Strategic Vision Brzezinski “provides a clear-eyed, sharp-tongued assessment of this hinge moment in time, when the world’s center of gravity is shifting ‘from the West to the East.’”
The major broadcast and cable TV shows, likewise, have been generous in their treatment of the book. Pretty typical of the promotion Brzezinski, Kissinger, Scowcroft, Greenspan and other anointed oracles of the globalist political class can expect. Of course, it doesn’t hurt, either, to have a high-profile daughter at MSNBC. Mika Brzezinski, who co-hosts Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough, guarantees that her father will be a frequent expert guest on the program (and other NBC programs), and features his books and videos prominently on her website.
There's nothing at all unusual or remarkable about this general fawning and flattering by the “mainstream” media. However, Brzezinski’s interview in the April 2 online edition of Russia Beyond the Headlines highlights a disturbing trend of convergence among the media elites of Russia, China, the United States, and the European Union that parallels a similar convergence among the political and economic elites of the communist and capitalist countries. The Brzezinski interview, “Shining a Light on Russia’s Relationship With the West,” in an official Kremlin organ will be seen by many as another indication of positive steps forward being made in U.S.-Russia relations. But is it “progress” we should welcome?
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