Volume 23, Number 7, February 9, 1996


Book Reviews

Chile Was Wrecked by Mont Pelerin Experiment

by Cynthia R. Rush

Pinochet’s Economists: The Chicago School in Chile, by Juan Gabriel Valdés.



Save the Children of Bosnia.


Mont Pelerin Society Plots Destruction of the Americas

by Cynthia R. Rush

The worst assortment of the Western Hemisphere’s proponents of drug legalization, racism, slavery, and destruction of the nation-state, descended on the Mexican resort city of Cancún on Jan. 14-17.

Lord Acton: Britain’s Trojan Horse in the Catholic Church

by David Ramonet

From Mandeville to the Mont Pelerin Society: The Satanic ‘Doctor’ Novak

by Carlos Cota Meza

Michael Novak has created a “religious” argument for free trade based on a bizarre mixture of Aristotle, Adam Smith, and passages extorted from the Bible.

The Mont Pelerin Society in Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Chile’s Privatized Pension Funds Are Going Belly-Up

by Cynthia R. Rush


One Year of IMF ‘Solutions’ Leaves Mexico Bankrupt

by Carlos Cota Meza

Like a drunk trying to relieve a hangover, the financial wizards are imbibing the “hair of the dog that bit them”: Mexico’s Treasury Secretary proposes to cure the country’s devastating monetary and economic crisis with more of the same policies that caused it.

Currency Rates

Business Briefs


Leibniz, Gauss Shaped America’s Science Successes

by Anton Chaitkin

How Benjamin Franklin and his intellectual heirs brought about modern industry, modern agriculture, and the living standards of the industrialized countries during the nineteenth century: a sequel to our report on “The Anti-Newtonian Roots of the American Revolution.”

1. Leibniz’s Plan for the American System

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

2. The Franklin Circle Starts Modern England

by Anton Chaitkin

3. The Nationalists Dump Free Trade

4. International Scene Becomes Electrified

Gaussian Mechanics and U.S. Naval Warfighting

by Charles B. Stevens

5. Why Lincoln Built the Nation’s Railroads

6. How Lincoln Made Farmers Scientific

7. The ‘Philadelphia Interests’: The World after Lincoln

8. The Real Thomas Edison

Bibliography and Acknowledgments


British Prepare To Ignite Genocidal War in Sudan

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Britain is committed to sanctions, as a trigger for chaos, and ethnic and tribal war, throughout the Horn of Africa, an inferno that would dwarf the Rwanda and Burundi tragedies by comparison-yet the mass media have had virtually nothing to say.

Russia Hedges on Shift Away from ‘Reform’

by Konstantin George

While cabinet changes directed by Yeltsin during January, indicate a potential for major policy changes, Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, who has obeyed the IMF, has remained untouched.

British Assets Upset at LaRouche Presence

by Allen Douglas

Australia’s establishment can’t abide the expanding influence of the LaRouche’s co-thinkers, the Citizens Electoral Councils.

International Intelligence


LaRouche TV Broadcast Tackles Voters’ Illusions

by Jeffrey Steinberg

At least 3 million American households tuned in to watch LaRouche’s first Presidential campaign broadcast, on the economic and budget crisis facing the nation. The responses from viewers gave a reading of the “pulse” of the American electorate. The next broadcast will be on NBC-TV on Saturday, March 2, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News