The Hindu Features Lyndon LaRouche’s Decades-Long Fight for Economic Justice

Under the striking headline, “Schiller Institute Calls for New Bretton Woods To End War, Economic Crisis,” one of India’s leading dailies, The Hindu, took up the role played by U.S. economist Lyndon LaRouche in formulating the policies for a New International Economic Order and the Non-Aligned Movement, and for today’s fight for securing peace and development worldwide. The article is based on an interview with his wife, Schiller Institute chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche, conducted by journalist Kallol Bhattacherjee. She told him that her late husband had “served as an American soldier in the China-India-Myanmar theatre during the World War II, and that his ideas against British imperialism were shaped at that time and through interactions with a long line of Indian leaders that included Prime Minister Indira Gandhi”.

At the outset, the article points out that the “global thinktank, Schiller Institute, that recently hit the headlines for organizing an international conference on the Ukraine war and economic crisis was shaped by the late economist Lyndon LaRouche.” Later in the article, Kallol Bhattacherjee mentions the Schiller Institute’s conference of April 9 (cf. SAS 15-16/22), which included among its scheduled speakers three well-known Indians. All three of them, he notes, are on the list of over 70 international figures accused of promoting Russian propaganda.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche presented The Hindu with broad sweep of the fight for the new international economic order which her husband began starting in the aftermath of the 1971 “Nixon shock” against the dollar, down to today, when the neoliberal system is facing a global “blow out” and the the “interventionist wars” which have continued since the first Bush Administration now threaten to lead to global war. Kallol Bhattacherjee leaves his readers with a final warning from Zepp-LaRouche: “If we don’t get the United States and Europe onto a new track, toward a new system [New Bretton Woods], the war danger only worsens.”

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