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Volume 35, Number 35, September 5, 2008

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New Bretton Woods: Russia’s Role in a Recovery  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche addresses a recurrent problem among Russian policymakers, but one which is by no means limited to them: “Economics is the one subject which is outstanding in the respect that everyone practices it, but almost no one in government around the world today has an actual understanding of what it is, in its effect, that they are actually practicing.”

Appendix: FDR’s Bretton Woods Plan  

International

‘Most Terrifying of Terrors’: World War by Miscalculation?  

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Russian leaders are comparing the current strategic situation with the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. As in the U.S. response to the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War, the West is underestimating what it is contending with.

British Oligarchs Run Soros Addiction Drive  

by Gretchen Small

George Soros’s operatives dominate the Latin American Commission on Drugs and Democracy, which was established in Rio de Janeiro in April 2008. The agenda is continent-wide drug legalization.

Coca: The Sacred Leaf of British Imperialism  

by Luis E. Vásquez Medina

Thanks to a multimillion-dollar campaign, run for more than three decades by the drug mafia and international financial interests, the legalization of the cultivation and trade of coca is today a possibility.

Who Wants Civil War in the Philippines?  

by Michael Billington

The U.S. Institute of Peace, among others, attempted to push through an unconstitutional agreement with the Moro Liberation Front, which would have established a virtually independent state encompassing huge sections of the southern provinces of Mindanao, Sulu, and Palawan.

Soros’s Thai Fascists Lay Siege to Capital  

by Michael Billington

International Intelligence  

Economics

Guarantees Are Worthless, When the System Is Bankrupt  

by John Hoefle

There is no shortage of “guarantees” to depositors—from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve, and the Federal Home Loan Banks—but none of these players actually has the money it needs to satisfy those guarantees, in anything approaching a worst-case scenario.

National

After the Democratic Convention: LaRouche PAC Takes Leadership of the Nation in Crisis  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

“The nomination of Senator Barack Obama,” wrote Lyndon LaRouche, “as combined with the prospect of the nomination of Senator John McCain, has settled almost nothing, other than the fact of those nominations themselves.” Hence the indispensable role of LaRouche PAC will increase in the weeks ahead, to provide leadership that is otherwise sorely lacking.

Editorial

World War III Closer Than the Elections  

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