Volume 23, Number 36, September 6, 1996



Solomon Terblanche

by L. Chamberlain

Described as one of South Africa’s dirigist Afrikaner economists “of a bygone era,” this Stellenbosch University economics professor affirms that free-market policies will consign his country to continued poverty.

Book Reviews

Free Trade Is an Aberration, Not the Norm, in Economic History

by Leonardo Servadio

Economics and World History: Myths and Paradoxes by Paul Bairoch.

LaRouche on Protectionism

Strategic Studies

IRI’s Friends in Russia: The Anti-Utopia in Power

by Roman Bessonov

Part 1 of a series on the International Republican Institute, by St. Petersburg correspondent Roman Bessonov, who demolishes the vicious argument that the only true “democrats” in Russia are the proponents of free market reforms.

Mont Pelerin Pushes the Criminal Economy

by Rachel Douglas, Richard Freeman, and Michael J. Sharp

Thievery Is ‘Just a Phase,’ Russians Are Told


Entente Bestiale

by Omar Abdul-Aziz

“Islamic” Terrorists Gather in London, Salute the Union Jack.

Report from Paris

by Christine Bierre

Fraternité, Egalité, “Get Out of Here!”

Dateline Mexico

by Jacobo Frontini

Huge Narco-Police Network Purged.


A Proud Moment for Mankind.


U.S. Fourth Circuit Says: British Law Is Supreme

by John Hoefle

After U.S. District Judge Robert Payne issued a temporary injunction against Lloyd’s of London, the Court of Appeals overturned his decision. Lloyd’s American “Names,” who are left holding the bag for billions of dollars of the British company’s losses, are hopping mad.

Italian Government Puts Maastricht Treaty up for Reconsideration

by Claudio Celani

Currency Rates

Tax the Speculators: The Transaction Tax as a Weapon of the Nation-State

by Richard Freeman

Far from being the suggestion of “kooks,” as the British media would have you believe, taxing the sale or transfer of financial securities has been common throughout European and U.S. history.

Derivatives Losses Threaten Pennsylvania

by Philip Valenti

Business Briefs


Is There, Was There, Life on Mars?

by Marsha Freeman

Upcoming missions to the red planet will add new insights to the evidence presented by a team of scientists recently, that there was early life on Mars. Marsha Freeman reports on the research that led to the recent discovery, and on some of the future plans for the Mars exploration program. These include the Mars Global Surveyor, the Mars Pathfinder, and Pathfinder’s deployment of a tiny rover named Sojourner, the first rover ever deployed on Mars.

Meteorite Trove in Antarctica

by Marsha Freeman

Pathfinder Could Find Signs of a Warmer Mars

by Matthew Golombek

Exploration with Humans and Robots

by Dr. Steven Squyres


Is There Any Future for the Mideast Peace Process?

Provocative actions by the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, a stooge for Ariel Sharon’s interests, are on the very brink of drowning the peace process in blood. If there is to be any hope for peace, there must be a change in policy, and fast.

EIR’s Small Visits Argentina, Roasts IMF

How Washington Missed the Boat on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

by Ramtanu Maitra

Travesty of Justice: French Gov’t Moves against Cheminade

South Africa Is At a Turning Point, as Economic Policy Fight Rages

by L. Chamberlain

Can this economic powerhouse become the cornerstone for saving Africa, a continent which is dying?

South Africa Foundation: A Tool of British Policy

‘New Thatcherite Policy Cannot Relieve Poverty’

by L. Chamberlain

An interview with Solomon Terblanche.

Sam Shilowa: ‘Neo-Liberal Policies Failed Elsewhere’

From a July 13 speech by the general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions.

International Intelligence


Chicago: Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party

by William Jones

Behind the festive atmosphere, was deep dissatisfaction over the President’s signing of the welfare “reform” bill, and a desire by many to return the Democratic Party to the tradition of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.

Documentation: Excerpts from the speeches of AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

FDR-PAC Vows To Destroy ‘Contract on Americans’

‘Dirty Dick’ Morris Is Dumped by Clinton Camp

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Roy Cohn’s mole in the White House bites the dust.

AFL-CIO Reawakening Leads toward Victory

by Marianna Wertz

LaRouche on TV: ‘Impeach Tom Ridge!’

Bush’s Contras Launched U.S. Crack Epidemic

by Jeffrey Steinberg

National News