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Volume 29, Number 46, November 29, 2002

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Health Care Privatization Scheme Collapses in D.C.  

by Edward Spannaus

Greater Southeast Community Hospital, the centerpiece of the privatization scheme corruptly rammed through last year, is in bankruptcy and is operating “day-to-day” on a drastically reduced level, as a result of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by its owner, Doctors Community Healthcare Corporation.

NCFE: Death-Dealing Side of the Bubble  

by John Hoefle

Called a “healthcare Enron,” the bankruptcy of National Century Financial Enterprises illustrates the consequences of failing to re-regulate industry and infrastructure.

Economics

Argentina’s Children Are Sacrificed to the IMF  

by Cynthia R. Rush

In South America’s top food producer, children are dying of starvation, thanks to the failure of the government to break with the draconian austerity policies of the International Monetary Fund.

Germany Is Paralyzed by Fiscal Emergency  

by Rainer Apel

Philippines: High Court Breathes Life Into Economy  

by Michael Billington

‘They Aren’t Just Roads, But Economic Corridors’  

by Gail Billington and Michael Billington

An interview with Asian Development Bank’s Rajat M. Nag.

Business Briefs  

Interviews

Rajat M. Nag  

Mr. Nag is the Director General of the Greater Mekong Sub-region program for the Asian Development Bank in Manila, the Philippines.

Feature

Peace of Westphalia: France’s Defense of the Sovereign Nation  

by Pierre Beaudry

Today’s Utopians have declared that “the era of the Treaty of Westphalia has ended”—the treaty that ended the devastation of the Thirty Years War in 1648. Against this folly, it is imperative that the strategic principle of Cardinal Mazarin’s understanding of the peace, including its later influence on the emergence of the American nation, be grasped and inform future agreements among sovereign nation-states.

The ‘Florescence of the United States’  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche replies to a question about the American intellectual tradition of Benjamin Franklin.

International

Death Threats Follow Brazil Victory for LaRouche’s Friend  

Dr. Enéas Carneiro, the Brazilian congressman who was elected in October with the highest vote count in the history of Brazil, denounced the campaign by his enemies to annul his historic victory, attempts which have escalated from press smears to death threats against him and his associates.

LaRouche Tells Mexico’s Excelsior: The IMF System Is Bankrupt  

Peace Candidate Wins Israel Labor Vote  

by Dean Andromidas

Sharon Sabotages Palestinian Talks  

by Dean Andromidas

November Protests in Iran Stop Execution, and Strengthen Presidency  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Belarus and Ukraine Are Targetted as ‘Rogue States’  

by Rachel Douglas

Poland Struggles for Survival as European Depression Deepens  

by Frank Hahn and Elisabeth Hellenbroich

International Intelligence  

National

United States Needs the Best Intelligence Service in World  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Should the United States establish a new counterintelligence and counter-terrorism agency, to replace the FBI? The axioms underlying the debate in Washington are wrong. The best first step, says Lyndon LaRouche, would be to fire Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Loser Joe Lieberman Receives Moonie Award  

by Scott Thompson

25-Year ‘Shotgun Marriage’ of Israel’s Likud and U.S. Fundamentalists Exposed  

by Scott Thompson and Jeffrey Steinberg

Darby Made ‘Christian Zionism’ for the Empire  

by Mike Minnicino

‘Maryland Citizens: You Are Responsible’  

by Lawrence K. Freeman

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Reviews

Trompe l’Oeil: Seeing Is Not Believing  

by Bonnie James

Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l’Oeil Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Departments

Editorial  

Now Beware the Chicken-hawks!

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