Volume 25, Number 48, December 4, 1998




by John Hoefle

Deutsche Bank is buying Bankers Trust.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Sobering begins on red-green policy.

Australia Dossier

by Allen Douglas

The handwriting is on the wall.


A whole world of trouble.


Russia’s plan to rebuild farming shocks free traders

by Marcia Merry Baker

Russia needs food assistance, but its rejection of cartel dumping policies has free-trade advocates like Senator Lugar flustered. The United States must undertake a Food for Peace program.

Primakov government must be supported

by Taras Muranivsky

Remarks by Dr. Taras Muranivsky, president of the Schiller Institute for Science and Culture in Russia, to an EIR seminar.

Japan: new thinking on financial crisis

A marked shift is under way, in the thinking of Japanese policymakers concerning the nature of the global economic crisis.

U.S. farm equipment production, a strategic asset, is shutting down

by Richard Freeman

Hunger looms in Brazil, with ‘just in time’ food reserve policy

by Lorenzo Carrasco and Vitor Grunewaldt

What Brazil’s policy comes down to today is providing enormous profits to the food cartels which control “the comparative advantages” of the markets.

Brazil’s deal with the IMF is suicide

Business Briefs

National Economy

How China is building the Eurasian Land-Bridge

by Mary Burdman

A report on a conference on “Asia-Europe Economic and Trade Relations in the 21st Century and the Second Eurasian Bridge.”

The Silk Road will gloriously reappear

by Zhang Quan

A speech by Zhang Quan, vice-president and general secretary of the China Association of Enterprises of Foreign Investment.

Foreign policy in the Land-Bridge era

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

A speech by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, president of the Schiller Institute.

The eastern terminal of the Land-Bridge

by Zia Geng

A speech by Xia Geng, the mayor of Lianyungang.

International and internal cooperation

by Xue Jiaji

A speech by Xue Jiaji, professor at Jiangsu Provincial Academy of Social Sciences.

The economic potential of Jiangsu Province

by Yu Xingde

A speech by Yu Xingde, executive vice governor of Jiangsu Province.

Join hands to build the Continental Bridge

by Guo Gengmao

A speech by Guo Gengmao, vice governor of Hebei Province.

An important role for Qinhuangdao bridgehead

by Zhang Duliang

A paper by Zhang Duliang, of the Qinhuangdao City Research Group on the New Euro-Asia Continental Bridge.


Friedrich Schiller and the Liberation Wars

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in her keynote speech to the Schiller Institute’s conference in Bad Schwalbach, Germany, uncovers a hitherto-suppressed dimension of world history: the role of Friedrich Schiller, Germany’s Poet of Freedom, and his associates, in defeating Napoleon’s imperial conquest of Europe. There are indispensable lessons to be learned, for those fighting to defeat oligarchism and globalization today.


Jiang in Russia: a speech that can change history

by Mary Burdman

Chinese President Jiang Zemin’s visit to Russia, and especially his speech at Novosibirsk’s Science City, constituted a strategic revolution.

Documentation: The full text of President Jiang’s speech.

Relief agencies call for peace in Sudan

by Linda de Hoyos

Schiller Institute meets in Germany; LaRouche calls for end to IMF system

At a conference in Bad Schwalbach, Germany, participants conducted a wide-ranging discussion, under the banner of “History as a Principle of Action.”

International Intelligence


Department of Injustice, under attack, lashes out

by Rochelle Ascher

Faced with its failure to stop McDade-Murtha, with its towel boy Kenneth Starr increasingly discredited, and more expose´s coming out on its abuses, the permanent bureaucracy in the Department of Justice has launched a new round of frame-ups of prominent African-American elected officials.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

National News