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Volume 40, Number 41, October 18, 2013

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What His Assassins Killed: John F. Kennedy’s Program for a Nuclear America  

Michael Kirsch of the LaRouche science team presents the little-known story of President Kennedy’s nuclear power program, which included rapid expansion of nuclear power, including fast-breeders; nuclear desalination of seawater for the benefit of the world; a nuclear-powered rocket for space exploration; infrastructure development for water and electricity, such as the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA), using peaceful nuclear explosions for rapid and efficient digging of large-scale projects. Where would this country be today, if Kennedy’s program had not been aborted? The LaRouche movement is organizing to revive it today, under the broader international concept of NAWAPA XXI.

JFK Refuted Malthus  

by Michael Kirsch and Anton Chaitkin

Economics

Japan’s Kotegawa Warns of Imminent Financial Collapse  

Japanese economist Daisuke Kotegawa, a former executive director for Japan at the IMF and a supporter of the U.S. restoration of the Glass-Steagall Act, warns of “a financial catastrophe, accompanied by a global collapse,” even in the immediate weeks ahead.

Eyewitness Report, Part 2: To Rescue Greece, the U.S. Must Return to Glass-Steagall  

by Andrea Andromidas and Dean Andromidas

Andrea and Dean Andromidas report on their impressions of Athens under the Troika’s austerity regime, and their discussions with political leaders, activists, scientists, engineers, and economists.

Empire’s Limes Policy Turns Mediterranean into a Cemetery  

LaRouche PAC Revives Dialogue with Mexico on Fusion Energy  

National

LaRouche PAC Ad Hits D.C.: Pass Glass-Steagall Now!  

While President Obama and most members of Congress continue to haggle over ever-more-draconian cuts in the living standards of Americans, LaRouche PAC has taken out an ad in the Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, stating that, “It is time for Congress to break with Wall Street banksters, their stooge in the White House, and their stooges on Capitol Hill;” the ad has been endorsed at press time by 45 leading individuals.

Top Banker-Spokesman Discloses ‘Shutdown’ Aim: Kill Off Old Folks  

by Edward Spannaus

American Bankers Association president Frank Keating lays out the agenda behind the government shutdown: Cut Social Security and Medicare, because Americans are living too long.

Book Review: It Was FDR’s Bretton Woods!  

by J.P. Rubinstein

The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, by Benn Steil.

International

China’s Silk Road Diplomacy: Lifeline for U.S. Economy  

by William Jones

The potential created by the Chinese policy represents an auspicious development in the Asia-Pacific region, with which any sane U.S. administration would seek to collaborate.

Central Asia, Kashmir Face New Jihadi Threat; Concerns in Russia  

by Ramtanu Maitra

British-Saudi terror networks are redeploying and expanding their reach with the winding down of the U.S./NATO war in Afghanistan.

African Union Summit Lambastes ICC  

by Douglas DeGroot

Kenyatta: ICC a Toy of Western Imperial Powers  

by Douglas DeGroot

History

Baghdad 767-1258 A.D.: Melting Pot for a Universal Renaissance  

by Hussein Askary

From its conception in the mind of the Abbasid Khalifa Abu Jaafar Al-Mansour in 767 A.D., until the day of its first destruction by the Venice-allied Mongol hordes in 1258, Baghdad was the cradle of a historical scientific and cultural renaissance, and a melting pot of a rich Islamic-Christian-Jewish-Arab-Persian-Greek-Indian collaboration. Like every great renaissance movement, it started with the gathering, translation, and assimilation of the best works produced by other great cultures and individuals. Hussein Askary reports on the legacy that needs to be revived today, in modern form.

Banu Musa: The Sons of Musa ben Shaker  

Editorial

Glass-Steagall, To Stop Genocide  

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