Volume 23, Number 35, August 30, 1996



Alberto Guglielmo

by Liliana Celani and Claudio Celani

The regional minister for Productive Activities of Italy’s Lombardy Region was one of the two leaders of a delegation of 140 Italian industrialists who visited China in June, and inaugurated the “Palazzo Lombardia” in Shanghai.

Book Reviews

Justice Served, At Last

by Katherine Notley

Defending “Ivan the Terrible”: The Conspiracy To Convict John Demjanjuk, by Yoram Sheftel.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Globalizers Coming Under Attack.

Entente Bestiale

by Silvia Palacios and Jeffrey Steinberg

Danielle Mitterrand Promotes a New “Chiapas” in Brazil.


The Sword of Damocles.

National Economy

Water Usage Decline Shows U.S. Economy Is ‘Drying Up’

by Marcia Merry Baker, Anthony K. Wikrent, and John Hoefle

The water crisis is a marker for the overall breakdown of the physical economy. An exclusive study.

Major Problem Areas in U.S. Water Supply

by Marcia Merry Baker

Build Waterworks: NAWAPA, Nuclear-Powered Desalination

Who Opposes Water Projects?


IMF Austerity Provokes Bread Riots in Jordan

The riots broke out after the Kabariti government announced that state subsidies on bread and animal fodder would be lifted, in accordance with the dictates of the International Monetary Fund.

Resistance Grows to Argentine Austerity

by Cynthia R. Rush

Analysts and investors on Wall Street and in the City of London were rattled on Aug. 8, when the labor movement paralyzed Argentina in a general strike.

Currency Rates

Leibniz and the List Hypothesis

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Afterword to a forthcoming book on the German-American economist Friedrich List (1789-1846).

Business Briefs


Today’s Echoes of Civil Wars in Ancient Rome

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“The source of (at least, most) international terrorism today, is not Libya, not Iran, nor some privately funded potency, such as a mythical ‘Goldfinger’ conceived for a James Bond movie-script. Most of today’s terrorism occurs as covert warfare among leading powers of the world, like the U.S.-backed, British covert war against the Soviet Union, in Afghanistan, conducted by privately funded channels of an Afghansi mujahideen, and based out of the drug-trafficking paradise in northern Pakistan.” Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. brings his unique grasp of history to bear on the current strategic crisis.


Russia Edges Toward Civil War as Power Struggle Deepens

by Konstantin George

With Yeltsin ailing, a post-Yeltsin triumvirate now rules: Gen. Aleksandr Lebed, Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, and Anatoli Chubais.

Documentation: Economist Sergei Glazyev is named to a high post in Russia’s Security Council.

France and Britain Demand New Imperial Rule in Africa

by Christine Bierre

Reports from Paris on the new face of French military policy, and Franco-British demands for a “new empire.”

Jacques Chirac in Africa

by Frédérique Vereycken

Colonialism—‘The Best Thing Since the Flood’

Entente Bestiale Makes OAU Its Enforcer

by Frédérique Vereycken

UN Tries To Impose Narc-FARC in Colombia Power-Sharing Deal

by José Restrepo

Brawl over ‘Bush Plan’ Breaks Out in Bolivia

by Gretchen Small

International Intelligence


Starr Uses Open Thuggery in ‘Get Clinton’ Drive

by Edward Spannaus

The wild-card in the Whitewater operation is the only serious Arkansas scandal: the drug-smuggling and gun-running operation run out of Mena by George Bush and Ollie North.

The Pathology of ‘Cultural Determinism’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The victim believes that the universe is controlled by a vast conspiracy made up of a class of galactic aliens known as “The Administrators,” and that anything which the Administrators believe in common must inevitably occur.

Perot Threw a Party, and Hardly Anyone Came

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Plus the polymorphous “therapy” methods of Lenora Fulani.

Polymorphous Politics

by Dennis Speed

GOP Platform Revives ‘Contract on America’

by Edward Spannaus

LaRouche v. Fowler: DNC Defends Its Jim Crow Rule Changes

Excerpts from the court hearing in the LaRouche v. Fowler case, in which the judge overturned the 1965 Voting Rights Act, declaring the Democratic Party to be a private club that can select its own members.

Pennsylvania Schools Fleeced in Latest Derivatives Scam

by John Hoefle

National News



On p. 34 of our Aug. 23 issue, in the article “Iran-Turkey Deals: The West Should Now Pursue ‘Dialogue,’” second column, the text should have read: “Swap transactions are also used, whereby Iran exports its crude oil from Kharg Island to consumer markets in exchange for crude made available to Iran [not Iraq, as erroneously printed] by the other countries.”