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Volume 30, Number 20, May 23, 2003

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Rumsfeld’s ‘Notverordnung’ Still on a Fast Track  

by Carl Osgood

The Defense Transformation for the 21st Century Act—compared to the Emergency Decrees that ushered in Hitler’s dictatorship—has encountered Congressional resistance, but not yet enough to stop it.

Why Rumsfeld’s ‘Transformation’ Bill Is Unconstitutional  

by Edward Spannaus

The decision of the Framers of the U.S. Constitution to place the Armed Forces under the control of Congress, rather than the Executive branch, was not a matter of extensive debate; there was general agreement that this point was crucial.

Bush Administration ‘Dr. Strangeloves’ Take a Hit  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A bipartisan group of House Armed Services Committee members has blocked the deployment of mini-nuclear weapons, thus stalling the scheme of Vice President Dick Cheney and other “Dr. Strangeloves,” to use them.

Economics

The Meltdown of the Dollar: It’s Systemic, Stupid!  

by Lothar Komp

The collapse of the dollar in April, escalating in May, has dramatic consequences for an international financial system that is essentially dollar-denominated.

Only ‘FDR Solution’ Can Stop U.S. States’ Collapse  

by Mary Jane Freeman

Germany: Current Policy Can’t Stop Unemployment Rise  

by Rainer Apel

Infrastructure Centers Brazil’s New Diplomacy  

by Lorenzo Carrasco

South American unity has become Brazil’s number-one foreign policy priority, and the basis for an unprecedented diplomatic offensive to solidify agreements with every country in the region, to implement the Initiative for Regional Infrastructure Integration of South America (IIRSA).

LaRouche Reform of Credit System in the Americas  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

FDR Sought Brazil’s Industrialization  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Investigation

Chicken-Hawks as China-Hawks: The Straussians Target Beijing  

by Michael Billington

The original writings which document the intentions of the utopian faction to use an Iraq War as a means to implement their imperial, pre-emptive war policy, also demonstrate that a primary target—perhaps the primary target—of the policy is China.

Feature

LaRouche in Italy: Take the Lead for Eurasian Development  

by Claudio Celani

In Vicenza and Milan, LaRouche met with political and economic leaders, and launched the LaRouche Youth Movement in Italy.

The Precedent of Postwar Reconstruction for Today  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Speech in Vicenza at a conference of the International Strategic Economic and Scientific Institute (ISIES), associated with the Chamber of Commerce.

The Dollar’s Fall, the World Economy’s Future  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

From the questions and discussion following LaRouche’s presentation in Vicenza, Italy.

International

Europe’s Anti-War Three Build Bridges With Southeast Asia  

by Michael Billington

In resistance to the American turn to unilateralism and pre-emptive warfare, and the collapsing dollar-based financial system, Russia, France, and Germany are looking increasingly to Eurasia-wide infrastructure and technology development projects, as the basis for a new economic order.

Sharon Killing Palestinians To Kill the ‘Road Map’: Will Bush Stop Him?  

by Michele Steinberg

The Mission of a City: On the 300th Anniversary of the Founding of St. Petersburg  

by Konstantin Cheremnykh

What the Iraq War Hath Wrought  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Report from a conference of the Einstein Forum, in Potsdam, Germany.

Is It Operation ‘Enduring Chaos’?  

by Hussein Askary

More than one month after the “liberation” of Iraq, that country and the Middle East region are gazing into a dark abyss.

Chaos in Iraq Food Aid a Disaster for Africa  

by Paul Gallagher

Departments

Editorial  

Who Is Running Al-Qaeda?

National

LaRouche Invites Democratic Candidates To Debate on FDR  

by Nancy Spannaus

Lyndon LaRouche, currently frontrunner in the Democratic race according to leading measures of broad financial support, issued a debate challenge to his nine opponents on May 11, offering a webcast devoted to the topic: “Is the precedent of FDR’s response to Hoover’s 1929-33 Depression, still relevant for today’s crisis? Why, or why not?”

Anti-American Roots of the ‘Leo-Cons’; What the New York Times Won’t Print  

by Barbara Boyd

Carl Schmitt, the “Crown Jurist of the Third Reich,” was the intellectual godfather of Leo Strauss, the late University of Chicago professor whose influence in the Bush Administration is hitting the front pages of the world’s press. Today, a Schmitt revival is under way.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Interviews

Sen. Eugene McCarthy  

In this, the third and final part of a series of interviews with Senator McCarthy, he discusses how the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Kennedy brothers, and other tragic events of the 1960s led to the destruction of the power of reason and optimism, and destroyed the promise of the Baby Boomer generation.

Correction

This 1888 photo of the Camp E.A. Perry yellow fever detention camp in Florida, was inadvertently omitted from “Stopping Disease: The Yellow Fever Case,” in last week’s EIR. To combat the epidemic, persons travelling from yellow fever areas were required to remain in the camp for the incubation period (6-10 days).

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