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Volume 32, Number 17, April 29, 2005

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Bolton and DeLay Fiascos Highlight Revolt Against Bush  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A bipartisan Congressional revolt against the Bush Administration gained momentum, as United Nations Ambassador-nominee John Bolton and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay both appeared on the verge of being shot down.

Republican and Democratic Opposition Blocks Bolton in Senate Committee  

by Edward Spannaus

Fact Sheet: Why Bolton Should Not Be Confirmed  

by Michele Steinberg and Mark Bender

‘Behaving Like a Madman’  

A letter by Melody Townsel, who was accosted by Bolton in 1994.

Bolton Behind False Fact Sheet on Niger Uranium  

A letter by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.).

Feature

How Most of Today’s Economists Became Illiterates. Science: The Power To Prosper  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“In earlier locations,” he writes, “I have pointed out some of the essential kinds of related causes, and cures, for the failure of General Motors and other managements today. Here, in this report, I focus on the scientific principles which should be applied, instead of those flawed policies which have caused the present collapse of that industry.”

National

Social Security: Andy Jacobs and the Second Battle of Parkersburg  

by Nina Ogden

California Dems Must Shape National Agenda  

by Harley Schlanger

‘Schwarzenegger Wants To Become a Dictator’  

by Mervyn Dymally

A speech by California State Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally to a LaRouche PAC town meeting in Los Angeles.

LaRouche Answers Queries From National Institutions on Rebuilding the Economy  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Economics

Argentina President Kirchner: ‘There Is Life After the IMF’  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Kirchner is refusing to give in to the IMF’s blackmail threat not to negotiate a new agreement unless the government agrees to reopen the negotiations on its $82 billion in defaulted debt.

Financial Sharks Call for Dismantling of General Motors, As LaRouche Warned  

by Richard Freeman

The Financial Dragon Must Be Tamed!  

Interview with Carlos Lessa.

Colombia’s Uribe Tours China, Japan  

by Maximiliano Londoño Penilla

China and India Must Lead the Way for Nuclear Power  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Business Briefs  

International

German State Election Could Decide Schröder’s Fate  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche’s party’s campaign for a New Bretton Woods has set the tone in a political battle leading to the elections in North Rhine-Westphalia on May 22.

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim: Wolfowitz’s Knife in Asia’s Back  

by Mike Billington

In Memoriam: Norbert Brainin: Founder and Primarius of the Amadeus Quartet  

by Hartmut Cramer

Interviews

Carlos Lessa  

Economist Dr. Lessa was named president of Brazil’s National Bank for Economic and Social Development when President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took office in January 2003, remaining at that post through November 2004. He is a fierce defender of economic dirigism, now returned to university teaching.

Book Reviews

President Reagan Was Fierce Opponent of Mutually Assured Destruction Doctrine  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Ronald Reagan and His Quest To Abolish Nuclear Weapons, by Paul Lettow.

Anwar Ibrahim Defends Asia’s Colonial Masters  

by Mike Billington

The Asian Renaissance, by Anwar Ibrahim.

Departments

From the Congress  

Rangel: Will U.S. Honor Obligations to Retirees?

Editorial

On the Election of Pope Benedict XVI  

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