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Volume 34, Number 36, September 14, 2007

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We Need a Candidate in the Mold of FDR  

Lyndon LaRouche has blunt words for the Presidential candidates and the Congress: “I have been totally right about the systemic nature of this collapse. All of the Presidential candidates have failed miserably, to date, to meet the standards required to solve this grave national and global crisis.” He points out that “we are not living under normal conditions,” and Congress is behaving like fools, worried “that their money will be cut off if they act in the genuine interest of the American people.”

Economics

Congress ‘Surprised’ by Crash or Cowed by Hedge- Fund Money?  

by Paul Gallagher

Political leaders who know better— because they have been briefed extensively on the financial blowout by LaRouche’s associates—are paralyzed by a combination of political cowardice, and an attachment to the hedge fund/ private equity fund gang represented by Felix Rohatyn and George Shultz.

Monetary, Not Tax Reform, Needed Now  

EIR testimony presented to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.

Saxony Crisis Is Part of the Global Meltdown  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

After the global financial crisis led to the suspension of the state constitution in the German state of Saxony, to allow the state bank to be sold, the German Federal government must protect the real, productive economy and the public banks throughout the country.

Geologist Proposes ‘1,000 Wells’ for Darfur; Use Science To Serve Mankind

An interview with Farouk El-Baz.

Science

Music & Statecraft: How Space Is Organized  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

What is it that most physicists, even otherwise capable ones, fail to understand about the idea of spacetime? Without a Riemannian conception of a non-Euclidean physical geometry, they fall short, as did the otherwise able Hermann Minkowski. To understand why, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven prove very helpful! “The crucial central feature of the greatly needed reform in the definition of scientific knowledge,” LaRouche writes, “must be premised on the actual inseparability of competent physical scientific method from the great musical reform by Johann Sebastian Bach.”

The Controversy Over ‘Angular Force’  

by Laurence Hecht

Kepler’s Discovery, or the Hoofprint of Incompetence?  

by Chris Landry

World News

Only Four-Power Cooperation Can Save Southwest Asia  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

A coordinated intervention by the the United States, Russia, China, and India is required to avert a regional catastrophe, far beyond the current level of devastation in Iraq and Palestine. As the threat of a U.S. war against Iran increases day by day, such an alliance becomes highly urgent.

Moscow Responds to British Provocations

MIT Scientist Explains Why U.S. Missile Defense Threatens Russia

by Marsha Freeman

Dr. Ted Postol, former scientific advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations, gave a briefing on Capitol Hill to clarify the strategic impact of the Bush Administration’s policy.

LaRouche Youth in Zimbabwe Fight for Solutions to the Crisis in Africa  

by Portia Tarumbwa and Sergej Strid

The British in Zimbabwe  

California’s Future Democratic Leaders Engage in Dialogue With State Chairman  

by Alexandra Phillips and Harley Schlanger

Breaking Stories

Interviews

Farouk El-Baz, Ph.D.

Dr. El-Baz, a space geologist, is director of the Boston University Center for Remote Sensing. He is also Adjunct Professor of Geology at the Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, in Cairo, Egypt, and president of the Arab Society for Desert Research.

Departments

Banking

by John Hoefle

Time To Pay the Piper.

Report from Germany

by Rainer Apel

Pro-Regulation Campaign Gains Ground.

Book Reviews

You Won’t Find the Real FDR in These Books!

by Nancy Spannaus

FDR, by Jean Edward Smith; and The Forgotten Man, A New History of the Great Depression, by Amity Shlaes.

Editorial

A Beacon of Hope

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