Volume 23, Number 24, June 7, 1996



Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Maglev Project Is Gaining Speed.

Andean Report

by David Ramonet

‘Adjustment’ Plan Cripples Venezuela.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Landless Movement Scores a Victory.


A Free Press, the Foundation of Republican Government.


The Leadership That Landed Men on the Moon

by Marsha Freeman

Powering Apollo: James E. Webb of NASA, by W. Henry Lambright.

Enrico Cuccia: Italy’s Most Powerful Banker

by Leonardo Servadio

Il padrone dei padroni, by Giancarlo Galli.

‘A Permissible Sort of Extinction’

by Katharine Kanter

Histoire de l’Eugenisme en France, by Anne Carol.


Money-Laundering Scandal Could Rock Citibank, Fed

by Richard Freeman

A competent investigation of the international money-laundering scheme of Raúl Salinas de Gortari, the brother of the former President of Mexico, could lead to very high levels in the United States.

Currency Rates

‘Free Trade’ Ideology Continues To Dog Clinton’s Asia Policy

by William Jones

At the Pacific Basin Economic Council on May 20, President Clinton’s speech gave signals contrasting to that of Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor.

Mexico: Debt Bubble Heading for Second Blowout

by Dennis Small

Documentation: Excerpts from a joint manifesto of Mexican business associations, the MSIA and other Mexican political groups against the Mexican government’s sell-out to foreign creditors.

PAN’s Rosas Urges Debt Moratorium for Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa and Alberto Vizcarra

Wall Street Nervous as Argentine Model Falters

by Cynthia R. Rush and Gerardo Terán Canal

Dereg Brought Down ValuJet Flight 592

by Richard Freeman


by Marcia Merry Baker

U.S. Wheat Crop Threatened.

Business Briefs


How ‘Consensual Pragmatism’ Ruined U.S. Policymaking

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Reports to a Washington, D.C. audience on the crisis faced by the United States, and the current very dangerous situation in Russia. The essential problem is the cultural outlook of the postwar generation that is now running the U.S. government: “The Baby Boomer doesn’t try to make things work. He tries to make everybody satisfied, whether it works or not. And the way this is done, is they have a meeting. It’s like a sensitivity group, a T-group, or a seance. When everybody’s happy, or when the degree of unhappiness is minimized, that becomes policy. Does that correspond to reality? That’s not the point! Does it maintain the process of dialogue, whether or not the plane crashes or the ship sinks?”


London Is the Winner in Israeli Elections

by Dean Andromidas

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s defeat of Prime Minister Shimon Peres is a dangerous setback to the effort to bring peace to the Middle East. Now, British agents such as Gen. Ariel Sharon are moving to center stage.

Clinton In New Peace Drive in Korea

by Kathy Wolfe

Shadow of People’s Discontent Lengthens over Bhutto Government

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

U.S. Senate Hearings Fail To Force Stronger ‘Nigeria-Bashing’ Actions

by Lydia Cherry

Documentation: Excerpts from testimony by Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Peter Tarnoff; Ambassador David C. Miller, president, Corporate Council on Africa; Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.); Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun (D-Ill.); and Lawrence Freeman, Schiller Institute.

A Chapter of History That Germany’s ‘Post-Communists’ Want People To Forget

by Angelika Beyreuther-Raimondi

Reflections on the 50th anniversary of the forced merger of the German Social Democracy in the Soviet Occupation Zone, with the Communist Party of Germany (KPD).

International Intelligence


LaRouche Calls for Resignation of DNC Chairman Fowler

by Debra Hanania Freeman

Democratic National Committee Chairman Don Fowler’ s outrageous call for party officials to “disregard” the vote for LaRouche in the Presidential primaries, has sparked anger among influential party figures. LaRouche demands Fowler’s resignation: “His continuation as National Chairman, at this time, could bring about the otherwise unlikely defeat of the party, at the polls, in the November general election.”

Documentation: Letters and statements by Fowler and LaRouche.

LaRouche: Impeach Pennsylvania’s Gov. Ridge for ‘Nazi-Like’ Policies

by Mel Klenetsky

Little Rock Trial Verdict Must Send a Wake-Up Call on Whitewater

by Edward Spannaus

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News