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Volume 30, Number 49, December 19, 2003

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Duma Election: A Phase Change in Russian and World History  

by Rachel Douglas

A senior Russian economist commented that the Russian parliamentary election results—the sweeping victory for President Putin, and the strong emergence of the Rodina electoral bloc—reflect a universe that is ripe for a LaRouche Presidency in the United States.

Documentation: Rodina leader Sergei Glazyev in the Russian press, and coverage of him in EIR over the past decade.

LaRouche Interviewed in Russian Magazine  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Speaking to Valyutny Spekulyant (Currency Dealer), economist LaRouche zeroes in on the unique role of the U.S. Presidency at a moment of world economic breakdown.

Economics

Gingrich’s Guillotine Is Behind Medicare ‘Reform’  

by Richard Freeman

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the “Third Wave” kook and ideologue of the Conservative Revolution, turns out to be a leading force behind the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program—the “reform” which will turn over billions of dollars to the pharmaceutical and insurance companies, while privatizing the Medicare program.

Trans-Asian Trains Run, Koreas Join Rails in April  

by Kathy Wolfe

The Trans-Korean Railway is becoming a physical reality—despite all the threats by Washington neo-conservatives, and the furor over North Korean nuclear weapons.

South Africa’s Mbeki in Paris, Says ‘Free Market’ Cannot Develop Africa  

by David Cherry

India-Sudan: ‘Strategic Energy Cooperation’  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Does the U.S. Want a Space Program, or Not?  

by Marsha Freeman

Business Briefs  

Feature

LaRouche Presents Foreign Policy to Press in Paris  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche gave this press conference on Dec. 5, introducing journalists in Paris to his Presidential campaign. “The United States is in a crisis,” he said. “The habits of the Baby Boomers, the 50-year-old people, will no longer control the politics of the United States. The poor, the people in the lower 80% of family-income brackets, are going to be brought back into politics. And the leadership of people in the 18-25 age-group, is going to change, and be the spearhead of changing politics in the United States.

“In the meantime, the whole blasted system is coming down, so it’s going to make it a new time. The present world system of politics is ended, one way or the other, for better or for worse: You might have idiocy in the future, but it won’t be the same kind of idiocy we had in the year 2000.”

LaRouche Speaks to a Growing French Movement  

by Christine Bierre

International

Russian Ministry Holds Berlin-Paris-Moscow Meet  

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Report from a conference in Berlin on “Berlin-Paris-Moscow—Locomotive for Strategic Cooperation between Russia and the European Union?”

Schröder Trip Boosts German Ties to China  

by Rainer Apel

India, China See ‘Window of Strategic Opportunity’  

by Mary Burdman

Jaffee Center Report: In Cheney’s WMD Fraud, Israel Was ‘Full Partner’  

by Dean Andromidas

International Intelligence  

Books

Empire for Democratic Dummies, Soros-Style  

by Stuart Rosenblatt

The Dust of Empire, by Karl E. Meyer.

The Story of the Casino World’s Front-Man  

by John Hoefle

Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn, by John L. Smith.

Departments

Editorial  

Israeli Tactics Will Defeat U.S.

National

Dick Cheney Is Caught in Yet Another Lie  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Vice President’s top aides are under fire by the press and Congressional investigations, for conduiting lies and disinformation about Iraq into the White House. But as one retired U.S. intelligence official told EIR, “To do anything about it, means taking on Dick Cheney.”

LaRouche Webcast: ‘We’re Out To Change America’s Destiny  

Perils Pile Up on Perle  

by Michele Steinberg and Scott Thompson

Top neo-con operative Richard Perle has been tarred as a central figure in yet another major financial scandal, this one involving Boeing.

Bush Restates One-China Policy, Riles Neo-Cons  

by William Jones

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao visits Washington.

Arnie’s California: From the Golden State to the Third World  

by Harley Schlanger

Creating Roman Legions for Donald Rumsfeld  

by Carl Osgood

Why Is the Cato Institute Desperate To Bury the Truth about FDR?  

by Nancy Spannaus

In a seminar at the institute, Jim Powell presented his new book, FDR’s Folly, How Franklin D. Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression. Nancy Spannaus refutes his lies.

LaRouche Replies to Slanders Against FDR  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

National News  

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