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Volume 27, Number 15, April 14, 2000

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Interviews

Ernie Preate, Jr.  

Mr. Preate, Attorney General of Pennsylvania during 1989-95, and District Attorney of Lackawanna County during 1978-89, was an advocate of the death penalty who is now calling for a moratorium on its use.

Departments

Report from Germany  

by Rainer Apel

“Third Way” is on the march.

Editorial  

The party is over!

Reviews

A leading Russian economist details genocide against nation  

by Nancy Spannaus

Genocide: Russia and the New World Order, by Sergei Glazyev.

Defending the Republic: work, not soup kitchens  

by Denise Henderson

Harry Hopkins: Sudden Hero, Brash Reformer, by June Hopkins.

The republican art of Honoré Daumier on exhibit at the Phillips Collection  

by Bonnie James

Daumier, the 19th-century French artist, is most famous for his devastating caricatures of lawyers and judges—a subject which continues to strike a chord today.

Economics

White House fails LaRouche’s ‘Economics I.Q. Test’  

by Marcia Merry Baker

The Clinton-hosted April 5 love-fest for the doomed “New Economy,” reminds Lyndon LaRouche of the Herbert Hoover Administration—except this time, the promise is for pot in every chicken.

Wake up! ‘New Economy’ is hitting the skids  

Voices of relative sanity from Switzerland, Germany, and even Great Britain.

U.S. speculation fever going off the charts  

EIR study debunks ‘New Economy’ myth  

by Elisabeth Hellenbroich

A special report on “The Myth of the Information Society” was released at a Berlin seminar.

Business Briefs  

Feature

Saving the nation-state is child’s play  

by Dennis Small

A speech by Dennis Small at the Schiller Institute-International Caucus of Labor Committees’ Presidents’ Day conference. “The title is not meant to indicate that I think the task is going to be easy,” says Small. The issue is cognition, in children in particular, and how one thinks, as discussed by Socrates. “At the very heart of what is required to truly defend the nation-state from its ongoing disintegration, what the oligarchy is really out to destroy, is this quality of thinking like children, of excitement at new discoveries, and of not being attached to any particular old beliefs.”

International

Europeans fear new matrix of conflicts in Eurasia  

by Mark Burdman

The concern of leading European strategists is focussed on the Balkans, the Caucasus-Transcaucasus region, and the Baltic states, as likely points of strategic confrontation.

‘Alpha’ founder demands Putin become ‘Pinochet’  

by Rachel Douglas

The penetration of immorality into Russia’s Putin’s economic policy  

by Taras Muranivsky

So far, Russia’s new President does not include a single constructive thinker on economics. An analysis by Moscow Schiller Institute president Prof. Taras Muranivsky.

British establishment promotes new Opium War  

by Mark Burdman

Britain’s Blair government moves toward alliance with the FARC  

by Gretchen Small

Colombia’s top narco-terrorists will be warmly welcomed at 10 Downing Street if they accept the British government’s official invitation. Who says the Queen’s not pushing drugs?

British key in ‘Echelon’ controversy  

by Edward Spannaus

A decades-long global electronic spy scandal is being put in the spotlight, both in Europe and the United States.

Was ‘Echelon’ involved in Princess Diana’s death?  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Will the ‘jihadis’ topple Pakistan’s Musharraf?  

by Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence  

National

LaRouche campaign at center of battle for Voting Rights Act  

by Michele Steinberg and Marla Minnicino

Just because a racially bigoted Supreme Court has nullified the Voting Rights Act that cost the blood of so many heroic Civil Rights fighters, doesn’t mean that the battle is lost. Big fights are breaking out in Virginia, Texas, Michigan, and elsewhere—fights that will go all the way to the Democratic National Convention.

LaRouche to Democrats: Break the fix and take back the party  

by Nancy Spannaus

‘Sovereignty, above all,’ says Peru’s Ricketts  

A statement by former Peruvian Minister of State Patricio Ricketts Rey de Castro, contrasting the hypocritical U.S. interference in Peru’s elections, with the treatment being given to Lyndon LaRouche’s Presidential campaign.

‘Battle of Seattle’ comes to Washington  

Picking up from the World Trade Organization summit, representatives of 405 organizations from around the world—some of whom are well-known terrorists— are beginning to descend on Washington, D.C. to rally against the IMF and World Bank.

Momentum grows in Pennsylvania for a moratorium on executions  

by Marianna Wertz

Al’s pal Tony Coelho, and ‘honest graft’  

by Scott Thompson

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

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