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Volume 33, Number 34, August 25, 2006

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The Treaty of Westphalia Approach to Mideast Peace  

The LaRouche Political Action Committee is circulating a press release, conveying Lyndon LaRouche’s full support for former Israeli Cabinet Minister Yossi Beilin’s proposal for a “Madrid II” conference, for a comprehensive Mideast peace agreement.

LaRouche Offers Qualified Endorsement of UN Res. 1701  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Peace of Westphalia Is a Model for Today  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

From a 1999 speech.

Westphalia Principle: From Madrid to Oslo  

by Harley Schlanger

Lebanon Debacle Sends Israel into Disarray  

LaRouche’s 30-Year Efforts for Mideast Peace and Development  

The Promise of Oslo, and Today, Lies in LaRouche’s Oasis Plan  

History

Put Out the Flames of the Oligarchy’s Thirty Years’ War  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

From a 2005 speech by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, drawing out the lessons to be learned and applied to today’s world, from Friedrich Schiller’s dramatic study of the 1618-48 Thirty Years’ War and the Treaty of Westphalia which ended it.

A Brief Chronology of the Thirty Years’ War  

Science

What Is an Economic ‘System’: Dynamics & Economy  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“There could be no competent systematic comprehension of the nature of, or remedy for the presently onrushing great global economic crisis of mankind now in progress, without taking the implications of [Gottfried Leibniz’s and V.I. Vernadsky’s] usage of the term ‘dynamics’ into account.”

Economics

NYC’s Big MAC: Rohatyn’s Model for Destroying Gov’t  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Lazard’s Felix Rohatyn, who steered New York City’s 1975 Municipal Assistance Corporation (Big MAC), boasted that his intervention meant that “the direction and philosophy of a large unit of government were fundamentally and permanently changed as a result of the involvement (some would say intrusion) of the private sector in government.”

Impact of NYC’s 1975 Fiscal Crisis on TB, HIV, and Homicide  

by Nicholas Freudenberg, Dr. Ph., Marianna Fahs, Ph.D., Sandro Gales, M.D., and Andrew Greenberg, M.S.

Excerpts from an article which appeared in the March 2006 issue of the American Journal of Public Health. The authors demonstrate that the 1975 Big MAC program to cut the city’s budget caused soaring rates of disease, poverty, and homicide, costing New York five to fifteen times more than the total dollar savings in city expenditures during the fiscal crisis.

Bush Sees Katrina as Pretext for Reducing Health-Care Infrastructure  

by Patricia Salisbury

German Court Ruling Is Setback to Privatizers  

by Rainer Apel

International

Russian TV Airs LaRouche Warnings on Mideast War  

Documentation: An interview with Lyndon LaRouche by Russia’s “Vremya” TV station.

National

Retired Military, Diplomats Demand Policy Change on Iran  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A prestigious group of 22 retired generals, admirals, and ambassadors has released an open letter to President Bush, calling for a fundamental policy change toward Iran and Iraq. They presented it on a conference call with the press on Aug. 17.

Documentation: Panelists reply to EIR’s question on Yossi Beilin’s proposal for a “Madrid II” Midest conference.

It Is Diplomacy or a No-Win Situation  

An interview with Gen. Joseph Hoar.

Science & Technology

Exploring the Moon Through International Cooperation  

by Marsha Freeman

An international conference in Beijing at the end of July mapped out how to coordinate the global campaign that is under way for exploring the Moon.

An Opportunity for U.S.-China Cooperation in Space  

An interview with Dr. Zhang Wei and Xu Yansong.

Interviews

Gen. Joseph Hoar  

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph P. Hoar (ret.), a four-star general, was Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Central Command (1991-94), commanding the U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf after the 1991 war. He also served in the Vietnam War.

Dr. Zhang Wei and Xu Yansong  

Dr. Zhang Wei is the Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the China National Space Administration. Xu Yansong works in the Space Administration’s Department of Foreign Affairs, and has accompanied Chinese space officials on visits to the United States.

Editorial

The Mad Hatter’s War Party  

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