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Volume 33, Number 20, May 19, 2006

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Rebuild U.S. Military Around a Corps of Engineers Function  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Discussions with Lyndon LaRouche about the takedown of both the U.S. military and the economy generally, resulted in these observations and proposals, centered on a greatly expanded role for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A Policy for Universal Military Training  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

LaRouche wrote this document in 1979, taking up many of the same themes as his recent discussion of the Army Corps of Engineers and the need to quickly ramp up the skill levels of the American workforce.

Globalization Killing Auto, Industry: ‘Let’s End This Crap!’ Says LaRouche  

by Paul Gallagher

To Return the World to Industrial Growth, Restore the American System in the U.S.  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

From a discussion between Lyndon LaRouche and members of the LaRouche Youth Movement, on the campaign to revitalize the bankrupt auto sector.

International

President Putin in Annual Message: Russia Will Survive and Be a Weighty Factor in the World  

by Rachel Douglas

Putin communicated tremendous determination to enhance Russia’s status as a great power, moving in the direction of an economic policy shift in a way that won statements of hope from even some of his fiercest domestic critics.

Documentation: Excerpts from President Putin’s May 10 speech.

Blair As Captain of the Titanic  

by Dean Andromidas

Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s ‘Letter-Bomb’ Boxes-In Bush  

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Documentation: Excerpts from President Ahmadinejad’s May 8 letter.

Rowhani Proposes Talks with U.S.A.  

Will de Gaulle’s Republic Survive the ‘Most Stupid Right Wing in the World?’  

by Christine Bierre

Cheney’s Ploy To Grab Central Asian Energy  

by Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence  

Culture

The So-Called ‘Enlightenment’  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche honors the memory of Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, who died on April 17. The Rabbi had wrestled with the issue of the role of the so-called “Eighteenth-Century Enlightenment” in the effort to free European Jewry from anti-Semitism. “I commemorate his significant role in our recent history,” LaRouche writes, “by choosing to supplement his remarks on the subject ... with a statement of my relevant knowledge of the subject of the nominally Christian strains of anti-Semitism which have had a significant, and continuing contributing role in the Nazis’ and related crimes against modern Jewry.”

National

Cheney’s New Cold War Drive Flops in Kazakstan  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Vice President’s repeated, provocative attacks against Russian President Putin, throughout his trip to the Baltic states and Central Asia, were not favorably received. Meanwhile, the political pressure on Cheney is growing in Washington, increasing the likelihood of a flight-forward Administration military move against Iran.

Lakesha Rogers’ Campaign Revives The Democrats’ Hopes in Texas  

by Harley Schlanger

A New Approach to Immigration Policy  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Comments by Lyndon LaRouche at an April 26 meeting with constituency leaders.

Congressional Closeup  

by Carl Osgood

Economics

Argentina: Infrastructure for General Welfare, Not Profit  

by Cynthia R. Rush

The Argentine President’s announcement of a project to build high-speed rail and to upgrade railroad infrastructure throughout the country is strategic in nature: an assertion of national sovereignty. Brazil and Bolivia are moving in a similar direction, to the consternation of international financiers.

Retool Auto Sector To Build Passenger Rail  

by Mary Jane Freeman

Rebuild the Nation’s Economy Now; We Can’t Wait Until Bush Is Gone  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

An interview by conducted by Scott Leffler of PWLVL radio in Lockport, New York, with Lyndon LaRouche.

Departments

Report From Germany  

by Rainer Apel

An Urgent Need for Engineers.

Editorial

Do What Harry Hopkins Did!  

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