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Volume 27, Number 48, December 8, 2000

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ASEAN-Plus-3 Summit Opens Door to New Leadership  

by Kathy Wolfe

The Singapore summit of the ten member-nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus China, South Korea, and Japan, announced their intention to create a new 13-nation political organization, an expanded Asian Free Trade Association, an Asian Investment Area, and major joint regional development projects.

Singapore Summit Could Signal ‘End of American Empire in Asia’  

An interview with Dr. Chalmers Johnson.

LaRouche: Don’t Shut Down Korean Industries  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

ASEAN-Plus-3 Proceeds With Great Projects  

by Michael O. Billington

The Mekong Cascade  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Washington Mulls East Asian Summit  

by William Jones

Economics

Turkey’s Financial System on the Skids  

by William Engdahl

Mad Cow Disease Hits Europe: How Globalization Is Poisoning Your Food  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Globalization: 1980s Origin of ‘Mad Cow’  

by Marcia Merry Baker

UNAIDS Report Presents Disaster, and Offers No Solution  

by Paul Gallagher

Business Briefs  

Feature

Our Times of Decay: Grammar and Science  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The inability of the English-speaking public to punctuate in accordance with the principles of Classical prosody, could doom the world to a new dark age, argues Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. The doctrines promulgated by the New York Times style book, he writes, “must, of necessity, produce significant impairment in the way the victim of such conditioning thinks. Most notably, it is the higher, cognitive functions of the mind, which tend to suffer the relatively greatest damage.”

International

Israel Elections: Time Running Out To Stop Region-Wide War  

by Dean Andromidas

The prospect of early elections in Israel, gives Prime Minister Barak six months to either conclude a peace agreement with the Palestinians, or see the “limited” war engulf the entire region in a conflagration.

Is Russia’s Putin Breaking with ‘Liberal Reform’ Economics?  

by Rachel Douglas and Jonathan Tennenbaum

A New Quality Develops in German-Russian Ties  

by Rainer Apel

LaRouche on Mexican Radio: ‘This Will Be a Time for Ingenuity’  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Narco Lobby Installed as Government of Peru  

by Gretchen Small

LaRouche on Peru Radio: Crisis Will Change the Political Geometry  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Will Rail Breakdown Be Blair’s Waterloo?  

by Alan Clayton

Western Europe Fails to Address Worsening Balkans Crisis  

by Alexander Hartmann

A Surprise in Dresden  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. reviews a performance of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito by the Dresden Staatsoper, at the famed opera house in Dresden.

International Intelligence  

National

Gore’s Own Vote-Stealing in Arkansas Pursues Him Now  

by Edward Spannaus

Gore stole more votes from Lyndon LaRouche in the Democratic Presidential primary in Arkansas, than the margin by which he lost that state to George Bush.

The Electoral College: A Uniquely American, Republican Institution  

by Edward Spannaus

Leaders Seek Reform of U.S. Justice System  

by Marianna Wertz

For a Moratorium on Federal Death Penalty  

An interview with Angela E. Oh.

A Democrat of Courage and Passion Dies  

by Harley Schlanger

On the death of former U.S. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez (D-Tex.).

Interviews

Dr. Chalmers Johnson  

Dr. Johnson is President of the Japan Policy Research Institute; Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego; and the author of two books, MITI and the Japanese Miracle and Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire.

Angela E. Oh  

Angela Oh is a signer on the Nov. 21 Open Letter to President Clinton from the Citizens for a Moratorium on Federal Executions. She is a member of the Advisory Board One America: The President’s Initiative on Race, and former president of the Korean-American Bar Association of Southern California.

Departments

Australia Dossier  

by Allen Douglas

Vote fraud in Western Australia.

Editorial  

The Campaign of Lies Is Over.

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