Volume 26, Number 8, February 19, 1999



Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad

Dr. Mahathir, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, discusses the fight to defend his nation against speculators and the collapsing global financial system.



Let Clinton be President again!

News Analysis

Support grows for capital controls, LaRouche solution

by Mark Burdman and Marcia Merry Baker

As the world economy continues to careen toward a generalized breakdown crisis, the debate intensifies in favor of a global regime of capital and exchange controls imposed by sovereign national governments, to stem the ravages brought about by “globalization.”

Malaysian Prime Minister: We had to decide things for ourselves

An interview with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad.

Bradley’s campaign will challenge Gore

by Edward Spannaus

In his first major speech of his Presidential campaign, former Senator Bill Bradley has begun to resurrect some of the themes from the short-lived 1995-96 resurgence of the Democratic Party.

Special Feature

The Road to Recovery

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

In this campaign statement, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. defines the issues of method and morality which alone would qualify a person to be the Presidential standard-bearer of the Democratic Party. “To understand what the special qualifications of a good U.S. President must be,” he writes, “especially under conditions of financial, economic, and strategic crisis at least as bad as those faced by President Franklin Roosevelt, the concerned and serious citizen must compare any present candidate for that office with the cases of the truly greatest of our past Presidents.”

Letter of transmittal

1. We need a President for a time of crisis

1.1 What a good President must be

1.2 Making and choosing a great President

2. The strategic issue

2.1 The gestation and birth of the nation-state

2.2 The physical benefit

2.3 Classical art: How decisions are actually made

3. Tariffs and regulation: the core constituencies

3.1 The issue of farm-parity price

3.2 Farmers and labor

3.3 A matter of method

3.4 Protective tariffs

4. The end of the New Age: The key strategic issue

4.1 The New Age as a strategic issue

4.2 Nuclear weapons, Henry Kissinger, and world government

4.3 Economy and morality

4.4 Nuclear weapons and the New Age

5. A new foreign and economic policy

5.1 What are phase-changes?

5.2 Phase-shifts: Al Gore and LTCM

5.3 The New Bretton Woods option

5.4 The Eurasian Land- Bridge: Echo of Friedrich List

5.5 A U.S.A.-Eurasia partnership