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Volume 27, Number 45, November 17, 2000

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Politics as Art  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“Real politics, as Plato and the recently elevated, great, and martyred English statesman Thomas More rightly understood, is properly practiced as a form of Classical art, practiced according to the same principles which the greatest tragedians, Shakespeare and his successor Schiller, most notably, subsequently expressed as Classical modes of composition and performance of poetry and tragedy.”

Economics

U.S. Natural Gas, Heating Oil Crises Are a Policy Crisis  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Natural gas prices were up 5.2% for October, food prices underwent the highest rise in six months, and other prices were rising. Despite notorious fakery in official figures, the impact, along with other aspects of financial and economic breakdown, is hitting hard throughout the economy.

The Physical Economy of the Natural Gas Industry  

by John Hoefle

The Major Natural Gas Transmission Companies  

Will Your Aunt Freeze in Her Rocking Chair This Winter?  

by Mary Jane Freeman

Documentation: “Emergency Resolution To Reduce Oil Prices,” introduced into the Boston City Council.

Why Tony Blair’s Britain Is ‘All Wet’  

by Mark Burdman

British Rail Disaster Has Come to Germany  

by Rainer Apel

Argentine Debt Crisis Unnerves Wall Street  

by Gonzalo Huertas and Cynthia R. Rush

Business Briefs  

International

Time for Asia To Ditch IMF or Go Down with the Dollar  

by Kathy Wolfe

The dollar is about to crash, the U.S. Presidential elections have been reduced to a powerless farce, and the European press is speculating that the United States could soon collapse like the Soviet Union. Asia must act if it is to survive.

LaRouche Warns Leaders at ‘ASEAN-Plus-3’ Summit  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Government Crises Across Asia Threaten New Economic Approach  

by Michael O. Billington and Gail G. Billington

Russia, China Relations in ‘Best Period Ever’  

by Mary Burdman

Iran, Japan Prepare for Post-Crash World  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

‘FARC International’ Deploys Across Ibero-America to Pick Up the Pieces  

by Gretchen Small

Ivory Coast Riots Stem from IMF Policies  

by Christine Bierre

International Intelligence  

National

The Election Crisis Is Not a Constitutional Crisis  

by Edward Spannaus

The Framers of the Constitution provided the means to deal with an impasse between leading candidates, or the popular selection of unqualified candidates for the Presidency. So, there is no need for a rush to judgment, to determine a “winner” of the Presidential election.

D.C. Nurses Settle, But Slave Labor in Health Care Expands  

by Linda Everett

Fighting the Takeover of Detroit’s Schools  

by Marianna Wertz

The Privatizers Have Looted the Schools  

An interview with Sharon McPhail.

Rights Are Being Repeatedly Violated  

An interview with Ed Vaughn.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Interviews

Sharon McPhail  

Sharon McPhail, a Detroit attorney and former president of the National Bar Association, is representing plaintiffs in a Federal civil rights suit against last year’s takeover of the Detroit public school system by the State of Michigan.

Ed Vaughn  

Rep. Ed Vaughn (D-Detroit) serves as Minority Vice-Chair of the Constitutional Law and Ethics Committee, and is a member of the Committees on Economic Development, and Regulatory Reform in the Michigan Legislature.

Books

New Insights Into a 20th-Century Monster  

by Mark Burdman

Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness, 1921-1970, Vol. II, by Ray Monk.

The Military Genius of Jeanne d’Arc, and the Concept of Victory  

by Irene Beaudry

Joan of Arc, A Military Leader, by Kelly DeVries.

The Historical Jeanne d’Arc  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Robert Barwick

“The Right to Intervene.”

Editorial  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

On the U.S. Elections.

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