Volume 19, Number 1, January 3, 1992



Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Mr. LaRouche is America’s foremost political prisoner, and a candidate for the 1992 presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. This wide-ranging interview will be continued in future issues.

Book Reviews

Witte: Tariff Helped Build Our Industry

by Denise Henderson

The Memoirs of Count Witte, translated by Sidney Harcave.

Is There a Brazil that Can Say ‘No’?

by Mark Sonnenblick

Japão: O Capital Se Faz em Casa (Japan: Capital Is Made at Home), by Barbosa Lima Sobrinho.


Alexander Hamilton and the American System: A Political Genealogy


200 Years Since Hamilton’s ‘Report on Manufactures’

by Nora Hamerman

Alexander Hamilton’s famous report, which was never given legislative approval, created the seed-crystal of what became the American System of Political Economy. This system, which has been obscured by two centuries of lying Anglophile historiography, was what really made America’s economy great. Its revival is long overdue.

‘Report on the Subject of Manufactures’

by Alexander Hamilton

Excerpts from Hamilton’s 1791 report.

Adam Smith Viewed Man as an Animal

by Lawrence Freeman

Thomas R. Malthus’s New World Order

by Dennis Small

‘Report on a National Bank’

by Alexander Hamilton

A short extract from the 1790 document.

Hamilton’s Final Years: The Christian Constitutional Society

by Donald Phau.

Marx Hated Christian Roots of American System

by Lawrence Freeman

Colbert’s Bequest to the Founding Fathers

by Anton Chaitkin

Colonial Precursors of Hamilton American System

by H. Graham Lowry

Henry Carey Ripped Britain’s ‘Free-Trade’ Looting System

by Henry Carey

From the late 1840s until his death in 1879, Carey organized support for Hamilton’s “American System.” We publish selections from his The Harmony of Interests: Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Commercial, first published in 1851.

Discoveries and Inventions

by Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s favorite speech of the 1860 presidential campaign.

A Project To Develop U.S. Infrastructure

by Pamela Lowry

Documents on the project.

Erasmus Peshine Smith: ‘Man Is Lord of Nature’

Thaddeus Stevens: ‘Free Trade’ Is for Barbarian Tribes

Toward Eurasia

The Legacy of List’s ‘National System of Political Economy’

by Lawrence Freeman and Marsha L. Bowen

The German-born economist lived in Pennsylvania for several years, where he worked with Henry and Mathew Carey, Henry Clay, and John Quincy Adams to build the fight for protective tariffs for industry. After 1830, he returned to Germany to implement the American System there.

The Fight To Bring the American System to 19th-Century Russia

by Rachel Douglas and Barbara Frazier

The foremost statesmen who promoted the American System in Russia were Dmitri Mendeleyev, otherwise known for his development of the Periodic Law in chemistry, and Count Sergei Witte, Russian finance minister from 1892 to 1903. Their polemics in connection with the adoption of the protective tariff of 1891, and other writings, expound the economic ideas of Hamilton and List.

Dmitri I. Mendeleyev: Scientist-Statesman Fought British ‘Free Trade’ in Russia

by Barbara Frazier

Sergei Witte: The Fight for Russian Industry

by Sergei Witte

Excerpts translated by William Jones.

If France Had Followed Paul Cauwes, World War I Could Have Been Avoided

by Jacques Cheminade

More Distant Lands

Hamilton’s Ghost Haunts Washington from Tokyo

by Kathy Wolfe

Japan today is the greatest living “success story” today of Alexander Hamilton and the American System of Political Economy. It is Hamilton’s success, in Japanese form, which has come back to

haunt a United States now grown weak and decadent by its rejection of Hamilton’s programs.

From the Leaders of the Meiji Restoration

Hamilton Influenced Sun Yat-sen’s Founding of the Chinese Republic

by Michael Billington

Brazilians Heeded Carey’s Advice Against British Free Trade

by Geraldo Luis Zaraiva Lino

Estevan de Antuñano: ‘Promoting Industry Is a Matter of Honor’

Carlos de Olaguíbel y Arista: ‘The System of Malthus is Fatal’

Rafael Nuñez: Colombia Looked to the American Example

José Manuel Balmaceda: The Pro-Industry Faction in Chile

Luis María Drago: The Drago Doctrine To Protect the Americas

Gen. Juan Enrique Guglialmelli: Our New Industries Must Be Protected

The Hamilton Legacy

On the Battle for a ‘True Fourth Development Decade’

by Warren J. Hamerman

A presentation on Lyndon LaRouche’s proposal, delivered by Warren A.J. Hamerman to the Schiller Institute’s conference in Arlington, Virginia in December 1991.

Time To Nationalize the Federal Reserve

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

‘Every Time the United States Went in Hamilton’s Direction, We Prospered’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

An interview with Lyndon LaRouche.