Volume 25, Number 35, September 4, 1998



Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Unprepared for leadership in a crisis.


Win McDade-Murtha in the Senate.


Will Russian default become the ‘Kreditanstalt’ of 1998?

by William Engdahl

Amid growing panic worldwide, a Russian default on derivatives could trigger a chain-reaction that would rip through the entire global financial system.

International clamor for a change in policy

Commentaries from the world press and by political leaders, as recognition grows that “savage capitalism” has failed miserably.

Financial guillotine poised over Brazil

by Lorenzo Carrasco

While stock and bond markets collapse, and the government is taking desperate, hyperinflationary measures which do not address the crisis, Brazil is facing an attack by international speculators.

Business Briefs

Special Feature

The case of Classical motivic thorough-composition

“Composition of Classical music according to the Italian Renaissance principle of bel canto (‘beautiful singing’), is one of the best examples of mankind’s ability to discover an existing physical principle, and to use that discovery to create new works of science and art, which then increase mankind’s power to build civilization.” An appendix to “The Substance of Morality,” by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. (EIR, June 26, 1998).

Music, education, and morality

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The tradition of Florentine bel canto

by Liliana Celani, Kathy Wolfe, and Stephan Marienfeld

J.S. Bach and inversion as a universal principle of development in the continuum of musical composition

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

The scientific discoveries of J.S. Bach’s The Art of the Fugue

by Renée Sigerson

The ‘Royal Theme’ from A Musical Offering in dialogue among Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven

by Ortrun Cramer

W.A. Mozart’s Fantasy in C minor, K. 475, and the generalization of the Lydian principle through motivic thorough-composition

by John Sigerson

The principle of ‘time-reversal’ in Mozart’s works

by Mindy Pechenuk

On questions of motivic thorough-composition in Beethoven’s late works

by Anno Hellenbroich and Bruce Director

Brahms’ Fourth Symphony: A masterpiece of motivic thorough-composition

by Harmut Cramer


Terrorist flaunts ‘covenant’ with the British

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The London-based spokesman for Osama Bin Laden, the man accused of masterminding the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, issued a fiery attack against the United States, and defended what he called “a covenant of peace with the British government.”

African nations defend Congo against Ugandan-backed rebellion

by Linda de Hoyos

Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, and Namibia have taken steps to defend the Congo’s sovereignty against a rebellion sponsored by London’s marcher-lords in the region: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Rwandan Defense Minister Paul Kagame.

Ugandans protest troop deployment to Congo

Paris judge issues report on Diana probe

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Israel sets ‘contingency plans’ for Mideast war

by Dean Andromidas

Italy remoralized by McDade-Murtha victory

by Umberto Pascali

Over the last five years, Operation “Clean Hands” has decapitated Italy of its leadership. An awareness is growing there, of the similarity between what has been done to Italy, and the assault on the U.S. Presidency by the Department of Justice permanent bureaucracy and Kenneth Starr.

International Intelligence


Clinton’s attacks on Starr rile ‘elites’ and ‘New Dems’

by Edward Spannaus

The American public wants to let the President be the President, to deal with the pressing issues of the day. This is particularly urgent, because we are facing an onrushing global economic and financial collapse, and the responsibilities of the office of the Presidency are perhaps greater than at any time since the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

National News