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Volume 32, Number 30, July 29, 2005

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Memo on ‘the Pericles Syndrome’: The Case of a Vice-President’s Mass Insanity  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche writes that “if we are to avoid that peril for our nation and its posterity which the Bush-Cheney pair implies, the unifying, underlying, scientifically principled intent of the totality of the U.S. Constitution must be applied to the totality of the present, existential threat to the nation, rather than merely seeking the removal of some among the admittedly important, currently defective elements of the current Presidency.”

International

Zepp-LaRouche Demands Germany Choose a Sovereign Solution  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

The Chancellor candidate of the Civil Rights Movement Solidarity party (BüSo) in Germany issued this statement upon hearing Federal President Horst Köhler’s July 21 decision to hold early elections in September.

Last Chance To Save Iraq from Civil War?  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Interviews

Michael Obuchowsky  

State Representative Obuchowsky represents Vermont’s Windham legislative district.

Lourdes Alvarado-Ramos  

Ms. Alvarado is the assistant director of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington State and the president of the National Association of State Veterans Homes.

Yasmir Fariña Morales  

The president of the Chilean Public Employees’ Group to Redress Social Security Harm describes the outcome of Chile’s disastrous 1981 social security privatization.

National

‘Plamegate’ Can Bring Down Cheney  

by Michele Steinberg and Jeffrey Steinberg

A joint panel of Senate and House Democrats convened a hearing on “National Security Consequences of Disclosing the Identity of a Covert Intelligence Agent,” in which explosive information was released from expert witnesses, in the case of CIA covert operative Valerie Plame.

Documentation: “White House Breached Security Eleven Times,” a Fact Sheet from Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.), Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Government Reform.

What’s Behind Bush’s Frenzy Over The Supreme Court Nomination?  

by Debra Hanania-Freeman

GOP Senators Assert Congressional Control Over Detainee Policy  

by Edward Spannaus

Documentation: U.S. Navy Adm. John D. Hutson (ret.) tells the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, at its July 14 hearing, “I think we’ve got a serious problem.”

Fed, State Revenue Rises Much Touted, But All Smoke  

by Paul Gallagher and Mary Jane Freeman

Can’t Build a Budget on Real Estate ‘Boom’  

by Patricia Salisbury

Interview with Michael Obuchowsky.

VA Cuts Would Force Veterans on Medicaid  

by Patricia Salisbury

Interview with Lourdes Alvarado-Ramos.

Economics

Germany Cannot Survive Under the Euro System  

by Lothar Komp

When governments hand over the sovereignty of their monetary policy—a key tool for overcoming economic crises—to a supranational institution like the European Union, which is supposed to operate rigorously according to a set of fixed rules, a monstrosity will always be the result.

Pentagon Base-Closing Plan Takes Down Northeast Submarine Industrial Base  

by Carl Osgood

Base-Closing Plans Would ‘De-Construct’ Economy  

BRAC Targets Another ‘National Asset’: Army Research Office in North Carolina  

by Judy DeMarco

A U.S. Tradition: Military Work on Infrastructure  

BRAC’s Proposed Northwest Closures Would Gut Defense, Science, and Jobs  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Britain Set for a ‘Super-Enron’  

by Mary Burdman

Say ‘No’ to Privatized Pensions, Chilean Unionist Advises U.S.  

by Cynthia R. Rush

Interview with Yasmir Fariña Morales.

Berlin Seminar

Facing the Coming Crash of the Financial System  

We continue our coverage of EIR’s June 28-29 strategic seminar in Berlin, which brought together representatives of 15 nations, to discuss what had to be done to address the impending collapse of the world financial system.

The New American Imperialism: Some Historical Light  

by Dr. Clifford A. Kiracofe, Jr.

Dr. Kirakofe is a former senior professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

LaRouche’s Role in Mobilizing the U.S.  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Give Europe a Vital Mission for the Future  

by Jacques Cheminade

Jacques Cheminade is chairman of the Solidarity and Progress party in France, and the long-time leader of the LaRouche movement there.

Editorial

A Crisis on Schedule  

Corrections

In our issue of July 22, the photos of Dr. Ding Dou and Dr. Song Hong were inadvertently switched (pages 46 and 54). Our apologies to these distinguished participants in EIR’s Berlin seminar.

In the same issue, the byline was left off “A Century of British State-Sponsored Terror,” the review of Joseph Conrad’s book The Secret Agent. Michele Steinberg was the author.

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