Volume 23, Number 28, July 5, 1996



Yuri Gromyko

by Anno Hellenbroich

The president of the Moscow Education Academy and rector of the Methodological University discusses the link between educational excellence and economic development.

Phil Gambino

by Dana S. Scanlon

The press secretary for the U.S. Social Security Administration talks about government funding of Ritalin prescriptions.


François Genoud: 60 Years as an Anglo-Swiss Spook

by Katharine Kanter

Two books about the notorious Geneva banker, recently deceased: Le Banquier Noir, by Karl Laske, and L’Extrémiste, by Pierre Péan.

Humorless Prophet of the New Dark Ages

by Nora Hamerman

The Soul of Politics: A Practical and Prophetic Vision for Change, by Jim Wallis.


Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Méndez

Zedillo Capitulates to Terrorism.


Yes Adolf, You Are a Nazi.


U.S. Consumer Debt Causes Financial System Jitters

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Warnings about U.S. consumers having overextended their credit sent chills of fear down the spines of Wall Street bankers in June. The irony is that the economy’s fragility is an inevitable result of the shift to a post-industrial society, which Wall Street has not just applauded, but enforced.

Showdown Looms for Lloyd’s of London

by John Hoefle

The latest restructuring swindle proposed by the insurance giant, has set up a showdown with U.S. securities regulators.

Mexico Set To Explode Again after U.S. Presidential Elections

by Carlos Cota Meza

After Mexico’s December 1994 financial meltdown, the question has been, who’s next? The answer appears to be—Mexico itself.

Venezuela: Old Patriots Resist Looting of Oil Wealth

by David Ramonet

Does IMF Seek ‘Strong Man’ To Loot Russia?

by Rachel Douglas

Currency Rates

Unprepared for Natural Disasters

by Rogelio Maduro

Reports on a conference of the American Geophysical Union.

Business Briefs


Russia: Education Is a Matter of National Security

The Schiller Institute was the only non-Russian organization invited to address hearings convened by the Education Commission of the Russian parliament on May 21, where the 430 participants, and the often shocking content of their reports on education in “reformed” Russia, point to issues far beyond Election Day and the identity of Russia’s next President.

Pravda Reports Schiller Institute Attack on Soros

The Moral-Philosophical Foundations of National Economy

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

A paper by Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche, presented to the Education Commission of the Russian Duma.

Classical Curriculum and Socratic Dialogue: Education in the 21st Century

by Anno Hellenbroich

George Soros’s Cultural Offensive against Russia

by Mark Burdman

Soros Under Investigation

The Link between Education and Russia’s Development

by Anno Hellenbroich

An interview with Yuri Gromyko.


British Goad U.S. Congress toward Sanctions on Sudan

by Muriel Mirak Weissbach

Reports on the latest maneuvers by Baroness Caroline Cox, who has been leading the charge against Sudan for London in her capacity as president of Christian Solidarity International.

Tibet: A Geopolitical Tool Deployed against German-Chinese Ties

by Mary Burdman and Rainer Apel

‘Unity in Hope’: The Pope in Germany

by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

Bangladesh Elections Open Up New Political Opportunities

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

International Intelligence


The ‘Ghost’ of Roy Cohn Stalks the Clinton Campaign

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Rasputin of the White House, campaign strategist Dick Morris, is a product of the corrupt Roy Cohn machine. In fact, he’s a family relation.

Morris and the Cohn Family Criminal Gang

by Anton Chaitkin

Air Force Report on Ron Brown Crash Dodges the Crucial Question

A UN Ambassador in the British Tradition

by Scott Thompson

A profile of Madeleine K. Albright.

Ritalin Abuse: The Achilles’ Heel in America’s War on Drugs

by Dana S. Scanlon

New Discharged for Refusing UN Uniform

by Leo Scanlon

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News