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Volume 25, Number 8, February 20, 1998

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Books

The tale of the Hippopotamus  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. reviews Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From, by Daniel Pipes. “To conspire is human,” writes LaRouche. “Without the benefit of a far-flung conspiracy, for example, one could not have procured what used to be a nickel cup of coffee in a diner.”

Departments

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

“Royal Dutch Samuel.”

From New Delhi

by Ramtanu Maitra

Britain is harboring Tamil terrorists.

Editorial

Yes, Virginia, there are conspiracies!

Science & Technology

New findings show magnetic organization of the Sun

by Charles B. Stevens

Recent discoveries in astrophysics prove that Kepler was right and Newton was wrong, about the way the universe is organized. Charles B. Stevens reports.

Pistol Star: the biggest and brightest

SOHO’s recent discoveries

LaRouche on curvature

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Eddington’s folly

Cosmologist attacks LaRouche on ‘cosmological birefringence’

by Charles B. Stevens

Economics

Bipartisan suicide pact pledges support for IMF

by Marcia Merry Baker

A group calling itself “A Time for American Leadership on Key Global Issues” has taken out ads calling for the U.S. to give more financial backing to the International Monetary Fund. “That’s a terrible name of an organization,” commented Lyndon LaRouche. “Why don’t we call it, ‘The Belshazzar’s Feast Committee’?”

A tool for British colonial domination

by Richard Freeman

The imperial “currency boards” are being revived, and economist Steven Hanke is deployed to sell the scheme to Indonesia.

Indonesia struggles in IMF-infested waters

by Gail G. Billington

Continuing speculative attacks against the currency, and the IMF’s tightening tourniquet, including lifting government subsidies for essential commodities, are reviving nightmarish memories of the last great crisis in the mid-1960s.

Hashimoto pushes ‘Big Bang’ deregulation

by Jeffrey Steinberg

World Bank told Vietnam: ‘Follow the Tigers!’ as global crisis hit

by Michael O. Billington

Michael Billington assesses a World Bank study, Vietnam, Deepening Reform for Growth, an Economic Report.

Business Briefs

Feature

St. Thomas Choir stuns Washington with beauty of music  

by Dennis Speed

The St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, Germany travelled to this country for the first time in February. With them, they brought the living spirit of Johann Sebastian Bach.

A unique institution

From the invitation to a symposium on “Creating Excellence in Education Through Music” at Howard University.

Toward a new Renaissance through Classical education  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

A speech by Helga Zepp-LaRouche at the symposium on “Creating Excellence in Education Through Music.”

International

A change in the global weather  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche writes that a revolution in policy-shaping “is already in progress.... Those who think that they can defeat the onrushing economic and political storms with the baling-wire of the Baby-Boomer era’s ideology, are dooming themselves.”

The Wehrkunde Meeting: Opposition arises to a strike against Iraq

by Rainer Apel

An eyewitness report from the 34th International Munich Conference on Security Policy.

Growing international opposition to Iraq war

Secessionists pose serious threat to Italy

by Claudio Celani

Backed by the Italian state, the Verona Prosecutor has requested the indictment of Umberto Bossi and 40 other leaders of the Northern League and its militia arm, for an “attempt against the national state.”

London’s Museveni launches new holocaust

by Linda de Hoyos

The British Privy Council’s crusade to destroy Sudan is set to launch a new invasion of southern Sudan, from Uganda.

British target Caucasus to stop Eurasian Land-Bridge

by Konstantin George

The crisis is intensifying in Georgia and Armenia.

Princess Diana: murder by Fiat?

by Jeffrey Steinberg

International Intelligence

National

Starr, Scaife under fire, as GOP guns for impeachment

by Edward Spannaus

Some Democratic leaders in Congress are demanding an accounting of the outrageous actions of Independent Counsel Kenneth Star and his “Daddy Warbucks,” Richard Mellon Scaife.

Documentation: Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) calls for an investigation of Starr.

Attacks on the U.S. Presidency didn’t start with ‘Clintongate’

by Scott Thompson

Investigation of the individuals involved in the attacks on President Clinton, reveals that they are part of political-intelligence networks which have been deployed over decades to destroy the institution of the U.S. Presidency itself.

Privatization scored in Massachusetts study

by Marianna Wertz

A study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center For Policy Analysis, exposes the utter falsity of the claims which privatizers have made for the success of their takeover of state and city services.

Congressional Closeup

by Carl Osgood

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