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Volume 35, Number 8, February 22, 2008

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The European Union’s Lisbon Treaty: Constitution for Dictatorship in a Global Fascist System?  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche addresses a Munich conference on “Maglev: The Technology of the 21st Century.” She situates the fight over high technology for Germany, in the context of the European Union’s drive to obliterate the sovereignty of its member nations, and to impose top-down fascist control by the financier oligarchy, in this time of financial collapse.

LaRouche in Munich: Today’s Crisis Is the Opportunity To Bring the World Back to Sanity  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche told the Munich conference that to reverse the process that transformed the United States from a great, agro-industrial power, into a junkheap, the State must intervene. The rate of inflation, caused by the collapse of physical economy, has created a breaking point which allows such a transformation of policy to be carried out. The only weapon of defense that the United States or any other nation has now, against a hyperinflationary collapse like that which Germany experienced in 1923, is the power of the sovereign nation-state.

National

Drive Escalates To Impose ‘Mussolini’ Bloomberg Option  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The drive by George Shultz, Felix Rohatyn, and their oligarchical “fixers” to impose a latter-day Mussolini, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as President, is moving forward rapidly. A new book by Doug Schoen, “former” Bloomberg advisor, is pushing the Bloomberg option, saying the two-party system has broken down. Others are calling for infrastructure projects through private funding schemes, modelled on the early Mussolini and Hitler slave-labor programs.

Doug Schoen Boosts Bloomberg Candidacy: An American Mussolini  

by Anita Gallagher

Calderón Spills the Beans on Bloomberg Fascist Plans  

by Gretchen Small

Mexico’s President, during a U.S. visit, embraced the slave-labor schemes that a U.S. President Bloomberg would implement. Felipe Calderón is offering up his own countrymen as the slaves.

To Defeat a Bloomberg Presidency, Vote HBPA  

by Limari Navarrete

The LaRouche Youth Movement is organizing support for the Homeowners and Bank Protection Act, with an eye to the big upcoming Presidential primaries.

Feature

My Early Encounter with Leibniz: On Monadology  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“The text of the Monadology,” he writes, “is, of course, available to those who will seek out its spark of genius; but, the way in which I came to experience it, and to probe its implications ever more deeply over the decades since my adolescence, is an experience which is rarely encountered among those living persons whose world outlook has been dominated by the cultural ruins left by the post-1968 European civilization of today; that will remain the prevalent condition, until more among us do as I have done, work to convey to others, especially the young adult generation of leaders emerging today, a sense of that specific quality of Promethean spark by which men and women may be freed from the chains of Sophistry.”

Economics

Beating the Drum for a Banking Bailout  

by John Hoefle

As the U.S. banking system seizes up, we are beginning to hear calls for a bailout of the banks, and we see what Treasury Secretary Paulson, Fed Chairman Bernanke, and the Plunge Protection Team are really doing.

Grain Shortfalls, Speculation: Breakdown of the World’s Food Chain  

by Marcia Merry Baker

Corporatist Scam in Dulles Corridor: How Not To Build a Commuter Railroad  

by L. Wolfe

Business Briefs  

International

Is Washington Planning Regime Change in Kabul?  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is under serious attack from Washington, as well as two of Washington’s best colonial friends in Afghanistan—Britain and the Netherlands. The level of attack indicates that Washington may opt to dump its old friend, blaming Karzai for the insurmountable problems created by the foreign occupation of his country.

To Understand the Crisis in Kenya, Know the British Empire  

by Lawrence K. Freeman

Science & Technology

Celebrating 50 Years of America in Space  

by Marsha Freeman

Fifty years ago, a group of German rocket pioneers led the team that put America into space. Marsha Freeman reports on a celebration held at the Huntsville, Alabama, to mark that milestone.

Departments

Report From Germany The Virtual Reality of Empire  

by Rainer Apel

Book Reviews

Why Neocons Cannot Write American History  

by Gerald Rose

Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America’s Founding Fathers, by Michael Barone.

Editorial

Mass Murder Starts with the Mind  

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