Schiller Institute on YouTube Schiller Institute on Facebook RSS

Home >

A New Strategic Alliance:
Cooperation Among Sovereign Nations
United States, Russia and China
Versus the British Empire

“…We have to accept the reality that the present world international monetary-financial system is crashing, and nothing will ever save this system. There will never be a recovery of this system, in the present form. However, bankruptcy reorganization is a part of life. And if a number of great powers were to agree to break the present system, and start a new system, a recovery would be possible...” (excerpt from Lyndon LaRouche presentation)

Strategic Studies | Russia Articles | Economics | New Bretton Woods

 

2017

Week of September 17, 2017

Press Release: Kra Canal Conference a Great Success

Press Release: First-Hand Report on Kra Canal Conference

Week of September 10, 2017

Strategy: China And Russia Drive New Paradigm: BRICS Summit and Eastern Economic Forum Give Hope to Mankind

Strategy: Korea: Sabotage of LaRouche Plan Brought Slide to Nuclear War

Physical Economy: China Plans $4.7 Billion Renovation of Haitian Capital

Week of September 3, 2017

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Bring the United States into the New Paradigm! 8/26/2017 NYC

Week of August 27, 2017

Press Release: China’s Foreign Minister Previews Next Week’s BRICS Summit in China; Invited Nations Anxious To Participate

Week of August 20, 2017

Transcript: Address by Prof. Zhang Weiwei, Berlin, 7/11/2017

Transcript: Address by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Berlin, 7/11/2017

Press Release: China Daily: The LaRouches Identify with China

Week of July 23, 2017

Video: Helga Zepp-LaRouche Addresses Berlin Schiller Institute Event on the Belt and Road Initiative, 7/11/2017

Week of July 16, 2017

Conference: Guest Lecture at Berlin Schiller Institute Event on the Belt and Road Initiative, 7/11/2017

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Editorial: Most Positive Outcome of the G-20 Summit: The Putin-Trump Meeting

Week of July 9, 2017

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: If Trump, Putin and Xi Work Together, the World Can Move Away from the Abyss and Towards a New Paradigm

Week of July 2, 2017

Video: Presidents Xi and Putin Meet on the Eve of the Group of 20 Summit

News Brief: Italexit, Belt and Road Discussed at ‘Future of the EU’ Conference in Brussels

Week of June 25, 2017

News Brief:Sicily Trade Unions Announce Mobilization in Favor of the New Silk Road\xA0

Week of June 18, 2017

Transcript: Helga Zepp-LaRouche Addresses Schiller Institute Meeting in Detroit 6/17/2017

Invitation: China's "Belt and Road Initiative": Will It Change the World? 7/18 San Francisco

Week of June 11, 2017

Press Release:India’s Modi and China’s Xi Meet on the Sidelines of the SCO Summit\xA0

Press Release:Japan Comes Out in Support of Belt and Road as SCO Meets

Press Release:Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Begins in Astana; Xi Jinping, Putin, Modi in Attendance

Week of June 4, 2017

Press Release:Great Potential for Ibero-America, Caribbean in China’s Belt and Road Project

Physical Economy: Lyndon LaRouche Calls for Committee on Manhattan Infrastructure

Press Release: With Obama Out, More U.S. Companies Attend St. Petersburg Forum

Week of May 28, 2017

update: Invitation: Bringing the New Silk Road to Michigan 6/17/2017 near Detroit

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: An Only Bystander? —Once the United States Joins the Belt and Road Initiative, a New Paradigm for Mankind Can Begin

Week of May 21, 2017

Press Release: Helga Zepp-LaRouche Addresses a Forum at Largest Publishing House in China

Press Release: China’s Foreign Minister: BRI Is Vehicle for Industrializing Africa

Video: China Global TV Network (CGTN) on the Belt & Road Initiative in Africa

History:Hope for the Future: The New Silk Road

Strategy: New Silk Road Goes Global, Including in the U.S.— This Is the Reason Trump is Under Attack

DialogUE of Cultures: Beijing Belt and Road Forum Launches ‘Project of the Century’

Press Release:Duterte Announces that The Philippines, China and Vietnam Will Explore Joint Development of the South

Week of May 14, 2017

Press Release:Ibero-America Looks to the New Silk Road After Beijing Summit\xA0

Transcript:Helga Zepp-LaRouche Speaks at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing

Transcript:Helga Zepp-LaRouche: The Future of Ibero-America Lies in the New Silk Road

Week of May 7, 2017

Press Release:Retired U.S. Diplomat Outlines Advantages of Belt and Road Initiative

Press Release:U.S. Announces and Motivates Beijing Delegation, China Welcomes It

Press Release: Moon and the Sunshine Policy Win South Korean Election

Week of April 30, 2017

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Keynote Address: The Future of Ibero-America Lies in the New Silk Road, May 4 , 2017

Interview: April 5, 2017 – Helga Zepp-LaRouche in Sputnik on Trump-Xi potential

Week of April 23, 2017

Seminar:The New Silk Road: A Global Engineering Renaissance Seminar, 4/7/2017 NYC

Week of April 16, 2017

Highlite: Schiller Institute Bay Area: US-China Relations: A Vision for the next 50 Years! Saturday, April 15, 2017 near San Francisco, California

Week of April 9, 2017

Press Release:China Extends Credit Worldwide While U.S. Banks Freeze It

Press Release: Trump, Xi Praise Summit; No Mention of Syria

Week of March 26, 2017

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Germany Must Jump Aboard the New Silk Road Express!

Week of March 19, 2017

Seminar:Schiller Institute in Houston, TX, 2/16/2017: A Panel Discussion: A New Paradigm--Peace through Economic Development: China's Belt and Road Initiative--Will the U.S. Join?

Seminar: Ottawa Schiller Institute Diplomatic Forum March 9, 2017 The United States and Canada Must Join the New Silk Road

Press Release:India and Pakistan’s Entry in the SCO Could Provide a Platform To Resolve Their Differences

Week of March 12, 2017

Video: EIR's Bill Jones Interviewed on Xinhua's CNC TV

Press Release:Chinese Foreign Minister: Sino-U.S. Relations Moving in Positive Direction, Beyond ‘Zero-Sum Mentality’

Press Release:Letter to ‘New Silk Road Lady’ Helga Zepp-LaRouche from Yemen’s Foreign Minister

Week of March 5, 2017

Press Release: Chinese TV Carries Comments from Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Bill Jones in Their Coverage of China's "Two Sessions"

Press Release: The Dream of American Politician Lyndon LaRouche Becomes True One Third of a Century Later

Press Release:Connectivity’ and China’s One Belt, One Road at Center of Economic Cooperation Organization Meeting in Pakistan

Press Release:Vietnam To Join China’s One Belt, One Road Project

Week of February 26, 2017

Physical Economy: PricewaterhouseCoopers Study Indicated OBOR Is the World’s Only Economic Driver

Strategy: Message of Helga Zepp-LaRouche to the Berlin Conference on "The Forgotten War Crimes in Yemen"

Week of February 19, 2017

Physical Economy: The Multiple Dimensions of China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ in Uzbekistan

Physical Economy: One Belt One Road Brings New Life to Central Asia: Kazakhstan in Focus

Press Release: First Meeting of a Trump Cabinet Secretary with a Chinese Minister Proposes a ‘Good Partnership’

Week of February 12, 2017

History: Four Powers To Bury the British System: From Franklin Roosevelt to Lyndon LaRouche

News Brief: Official Chinese Government Coverage: "The International Schiller Institute Holds Seminar on OBOR"

Press Release: Russia, China, and United States Cooperation Will Benefit the World: Ambassador Denisov

Week of January 29, 2017

Strategy: America First, or a Common Destiny for the Future of Mankind? by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Week of January 22, 2017

Invitation: Schiller Institute in Houston, TX, 2/16/2017: A Panel Discussion: A New Paradigm--Peace through Economic Development The Role of China's Belt and Road Initiative--Will the U.S. Join?

Dialogue of Cultures: NYC MLK Day Conference 2017: ‘Inspire Each Citizen To Act for the Future’

Week of January 8, 2017

Press Release: China and Central Asia Are Forming a ‘Three-Dimensional Silk Road’

Week of January 1, 2017

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Good Grounds for Optimism: A New Paradigm in 2017!

Physical Economy: Projects That Are in Store Along the Silk Road for 2017

Strategy: Putin in Japan—A Transformation of Asia

2016

Week of December 25, 2016

Strategy: Africa Urgently Needs America to be Great Again—A Letter to the President-Elect & American People

Physical Economy: Transaqua: A Dream Is Becoming Reality

Economy: The End of Globalization (video and transcript of video presentation by Helga Zepp-LaRouche to a conference at Dubna International University, near Moscow.)

Week of December 11, 2016

Strategy: New Paradigm of the Belt and Road Presented at Washington Seminar

Week of December 4, 2016

Transcript: Q&A Session with Helga Zepp-LaRouche following Keynote Address to Association of Economists of Peru

Week of November 27, 2016

Update: Keynote Address to Association of Economists of Peru: The New Silk Road Concept, Facing the Collapse of the World Financial System (video and transcript; transcript updated)

Economy: A MOMENT OF GREAT OPPORTUNITY: Optimism and Human Productivity

Economy: Congress of Peruvian Economists Issues Conclusions: "We share Zepp-LaRouche's Perspective on World Development"

Week of November 13, 2016

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Keynote Address to Association of Economists of Peru: The New Silk Road Concept, Facing the Collapse of the World Financial System (video and transcript)

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: After Trump's Victory: Germany Must Embrace The New Silk Road Initiative

Interview: Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Act Now to Seize the Opportunity Created by This Election!

News Brief: Xi Jinping Visit To Open a ‘New Area’ of Cooperation with Ibero-America

News Brief: Peru Economists’ Congress Features New Silk Road and “Bioceanic Railroad” for South America

Strategy: Geopolitics on Washington’s Behalf— Or a Policy for the Common Aims of Mankind?

Week of November 6, 2016

Strategy: The BRICS Summit: A Battlefield Report

Week of October 30, 2016

Statement: Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Jacques Cheminade: Against the Threat of a New World War Let Us Build the Eurasian Train for Peace

Week of October 16, 2016

Press Release: Shenzhou-11 Docks Successfully with Space Lab

Press Release: German Study Embraces Hamiltonian Understanding of BRICS Infrastructure Investments

Week of September 25, 2016

Press release: India and China Reach ‘Important Consensus’ in Their High-Level Dialogue To Fight Terrorism

Press release: China Brought ’G20/Win-Win’ World Development Perspective to the UN Institutions This Week; Hosted a Forum, and Released New Report

Week of September 18, 2016

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: The Silk Road Dynamic Opens Up New Opportunities for Germany

Transcript: Webcast with Helga Zepp-LaRouche: The G20 Summit: ‘A Change of World-Historic Dimensions’

Week of September 4, 2016

Press Release: China Plans To Turn G20 from Crisis Mechanism to International Policy Coordinator

Week of August 28, 2016

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Is Germany Smart Enough To Seize The New Silk Road Opportunity?

Video: The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge, A Tour

Week of August 21, 2016

Strategy: Ending the Geopolitical War on Yemen with a Strategy for Peace & Development

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Europe Out Of Step with the Zeitgeist; The New Silk Road Shows the Way!

Week of August 14, 2016

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Call Resonates at Beijing Think-20 Event

Transcript: Helga Zepp-LaRouche Addresses T20 Summit in Beijing (July 29, 2016)

This Week in History: Rear Adm. François Joseph Paul, comte de Grasse, Don Francisco Saavedra de Sangronis, and "the women of Havana." (1781)

Statement: Ramasimong Phillip Tsokolibane on the South African Local Election Results

Week of July 31, 2016

Video: Helga Zepp-LaRouche Addresses T20 Summit in Beijing (July 29, 2016)

Week of July 24, 2016

Press Release:Statements from ASEAN Foreign Ministers, and ASEAN+China, Both Stress Dialogue; Reject Obama Push for Strife in South China Sea

Press Release:G20 Talk ‘Growth’ But Don’t Create It Like China and India

Week of July 17, 2016

Press Release: Filipino General: Joint Development of South China Sea Could Make Manila a Starting Point of the Maritime Silk Road

Press Release: To Remember Mandela: Time to Realise His Vision for All Mankind

Week of June 26, 2016

Political Economy: The St. Petersburg Forum and the World of the Near Future

Political Economy: Xi Jinping’s Strategic Mission to Central and Eastern Europe

Week of June 19, 2016

Press Release: Russia and China Preparing High-Tech Cooperation at Summit

Week of June 5, 2016

Book Review: What a Courageous and Beautiful New World! (review of Arabic translation of The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge)

News Brief: African Nations Are Anxious To Be Part of the New Silk Road

Week of May 29, 2016

News Brief: Leading U.S. China Scholar and Official Thai Advisory Board Promote Kra Canal

Strategy: TASS News Service Interviews Helga Zepp-LaRouche: “The U.S. and Europe Need New Silk Road Cooperation More than Asia Does”

Week of May 22, 2016

Strategy: Is Japan Really Going To Do This?

Week of May 1, 2016

News Brief: Syria Planning Reconstruction Conference, Reaching Out to the BRICS and Other Friendly Countries

News Brief: Bolivia Prioritizes Its Alliance With BRICS Nations To Ensure Real Development

Week of April 24, 2016

UPDATE: Schiller Institute in Copenhagen: Extend the New Silk Road to the Middle East and Africa

transcript: Keynote Address by Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Schiller Institute in Copenhagen: Extend the New Silk Road to the Middle East and Africa

transcript: Presentation by Hussein Askary: Schiller Institute in Copenhagen: Extend the New Silk Road to the Middle East and Africa

transcript: Presentation by Abbas Rasouli: Schiller Institute in Copenhagen: Extend the New Silk Road to the Middle East and Africa

Week of April 17, 2016

Seminar: Schiller Institute in Copenhagen: Extend the New Silk Road to the Middle East and Africa

Transcript: EIR Seminar in Frankfurt on New Silk Road for Mideast and Africa: China’s Grand Plan Is On the Move 

Transcript: EIR Seminar in Frankfurt on New Silk Road for Mideast and Africa: Open Discussion

Week of April 10, 2016

Strategy: LaRouche or Obama? Development or War in Asia?

Strategy: Thermonuclear War or ‘Win-Win’ Cooperation with the New Silk Road

Week of March 27, 2016

Strategy: Rebuild Syria - The New Silk Road

Week of March 20, 2016

Helga zepp-LaRouche: India’s New Self-Conception As a World Power

Week of March 6, 2016

Economy: Global Chinatown Conference: Beijing to Seattle Through the Bering Strait

Week of February 28, 2016

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: The Silk Road as the New Paradigm for All Mankind

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: A Peace Plan for Southwest Asia

Strategy: The Silk Road Can Make the Syrian Ceasefire Succeed 

Week of January 31, 2016

Dialogue of Cultures: Xi Extends Belt and Road To War-Torn Mideast

Week of January 24, 2016

Press Release: Xi Visit the Best Hope for the Mideast, Helga Zepp-LaRouche Tells Sputnik Radio

News Brief: Helga, Xi Jinping, Schiller Institute and New Silk Road Report in Arabic Newspaper

Week of January 17, 2016

Political Economy: Asia Will Not Submit: Launch of AIIB Marks New Paradigm In Economic Governance

Press Release: President Xi Jinping Addresses Official Opening of AIIB

Week of January 10, 2016

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: To Break Free, Germany Needs the New Silk Road Marshall Plan!

2015

Week of November 29, 2015

Press Release: Swedish Delegation in Syria Includes Schiller Institute Activist; Hamiltonian Bank, Syrian Integration into the World Landbridge and New Silk Road Discussed

Week of November 22, 2015

Russia: Dubna, Russia : A Universal Model for Cities along the New Silk Road and the World Landbridge!

Week of November 8, 2015

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: November 4 Webcast--The Peace Dividend of the New Silk Road: Global Reconstruction of The Physical Economy

Transcript: Helga Zepp-LaRouche At National Press Club: Ending Permanent War and Financial Panic: Glass-Steagall And the Global Silk Road

Week of November 1, 2015

UPDATE: EIR Forum: New Silk Road Economic Development Hits Washington, D.C. video added

Week of October 25, 2015

Press Release: EIR Forum: New Silk Road Economic Development Hits Washington, D.C.

Week of September 27, 2015

Press Release: EIR Silk Road Report in Chinese Presented at Beijing Press Conference

Week of September 6, 2015

Press Release: Silk Road Universities Network Founded at Korean Conference

Week of August 23, 2015

Transcript: Michael Billington's speech to 2015 Silk-Road International Academic Conference, Gyeongju, South Korea

Transcript: Helga Zepp-LaRouche speech to 2015 Silk-Road International Academic Conference, Gyeongju, South Korea

Week of August 16, 2015

Printable Petition: Get 5 Others to Sign REJECT GEOPOLITICS, JOIN WITH BRICS

Week of August 9, 2015

Update: Prominent Leaders Back Resolution Calling For U.S. and Europe To Reject Geopolitics and Collaborate With the BRICS

Week of August 2, 2015

Update: Prominent Leaders Back Resolution Calling For U.S. and Europe To Reject Geopolitics and Collaborate With the BRICS

2014

July 2014

The BRICS Summit: Half of Humanity Launches a New World Economic Order July 2014

September 2012

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Message to Germany: No to Nuclear War and Eurozone Hyperinflation! (PDF)

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Europe’s Choice: A Two-Tier Banking System or World War 9/14/2012

Press Release: 'Unsurvivable:' Video Shows You Why Obama Must Be Removed From Power Now 9/3/2012

August 2012

The LaRouche Show: Remove Obama—Before the Thermonuclear Missiles Begin To Fly

Transcript: LaRouche Address: LaRouche Presents War Plan To Stop World War III 8/3/2012

July 2012

Obama, Bandar, and 9/11: The War Danger Grows

Dope, Inc. Bank Caught; New Monetary System Now!

Protected Libor-Rigging Is Murder, Not Malfeasance

webcast archive: Helga Zepp-LaRouche and Jacques Cheminade: “A Global Economic Miracle or a Collapse of Civilization?” July 8, 2012

Lyndon LaRouche: The London Turn-A-Bout: The Once-in-a-Lifetime Option

Lyndon LaRouche: The End of Britain's 'Bail-Out'

Lyndon LaRouche: A lesson from Wilhelm Furtwängler: The World’s Breakdown-Crisis Is Now

June 2012

Physical Economy: Building the Europe of the Future: Common Development, Not a Debtors Union

Conference: "There Is Life After the Euro"—BüSo Party Convention in Frankfurt

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Appeal to Governments and Parliaments For Glass-Steagall Now!

Press Release: EIR Releases Emergency Program for an "Economic Miracle in Southern Europe, the Mediterranean Region, and Africa"

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: An Economic Miracle For Southern Europe And the Mediterranean!

May 2012

Press Release: EIR Releases Special Report: The British Empire's Global Showdown

Lyndon LaRouche: It Began Yesterday! The Showdown Has Now Begun

Lyndon LaRouche: Speaking Clinically: Dreams of a Modern Nero

Lyndon LaRouche: A Needed View of Russia Today!: The Roots of the U.S.A.

April 2012

Transcript: Webcast: Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Dialogue With Spain and Portugal

Press Release: LaRouche PAC Releases NAWAPA XXI Special Report

Helga Zepp-LaRouche Webcast: Dialogue With Spain and Portugal on the Global Crisis and the Future of Europe

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Feudalism or Nation-State: The Choice Is Ours

March 2012

Political Economy: The Fraud of Andrew Jackson: Think Like an American — Restore Hamilton's Bank!

Strategy: Strategic Defense Initiative: 29 Years Later

Webcast: Helga Zepp-LaRouche Live from Germany, Saturday March 17, 2012, 2 P.M. EDT

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: International Day of Action: STOP WORLD WAR III

February 2012

Conference: Schiller Institute: "Securing Mankind's Future", Berlin, Germany

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Live International Address, February 11 at 1 p.m. Eastern U.S. Time

Helga Zepp-LaRouche: Listen to the Only Competent Economist: Lyndon LaRouche

January 2012

Press Release: Russians Offer U.S.A. Cooperation in the Arctic January 2012

As World War Threatens, Russia Proposes 'SDE' January 2012

Russian Conference Hears LaRouche, Calls for Global Glass-Steagall

LaRouche Special Address: Build the Trans-Pacific World Now!

The Solution: A U.S.-Russia-China Agreement for Global Recovery

LaRouche: Forge a U.S.-Russia-China Agreement for Global Recovery

The Great Art of China's 'Soundless Poems' (PDF, from Fidelio, Spring 1999 )

9/11 Secrets Partially Revealed (PDF; review of The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama bin Laden by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan)

Schiller Institute Conference: "Rescuing Civilization From the Brink"
July 2-3, 2011

LaRouche’s “Basement Team” Scientists Address Russian-Ukrainian Conference in Crimea June 2011

The Making of Modern Russia: The Promise of Mikhail Lermontov - HTML      PDF    
(from Fidelio, Vol. XII,No, 4 Winter 2003)

Schiller Institute Symposium: Alexander Pushkin, Russia's Poet of Universal Genius
(from Fidelio,Vol. VIII, No. 3 -Fall 1999)

Poems of Alexander Pushkin 1799 -1837 (from  Fidelio, Vol. VIII, No. 2 Summer 1999)

LaRouche PAC Team Announces Release of Interactive Animated Map of NAWAPA

NAWAPA from the Standpoint of Biospheric Development August 2010

LaRouche Announces the Role He'll Play In a Post-Obama Administration July 2010

An Extraordinary International Dialogue With Lyndon LaRouche (with U.S. leading economists, and representatives of China, Russia, and India on April 29, 2010)

The Euro System Is On The Brink of Collapse February 2010

Brazil Carry Trade, Rothschild, and the BRIC February 2010

Lyndon LaRouche Diplomatic Luncheon: World Recovery Possible Only With a Four-Power Agreement November 2009

LaRouche at Russian Anti-Globalist Conference: Agreement Among Four Powers Can Avert Total Collapse November 2009

HELGA ZEPP-LAROUCHE OCTOBER 29, 2009 WEBCAST: `Russia-China Accord Can Be the Start Of a World Credit System'

The following is excerpted from a private discussion between Mr. LaRouche and some of his leading associates, on Septmeber 17, 2011:

So we're at that point. We now have to think about ourselves, as agents of the future. The future has not only come knocking at the door, it has come knocking at the door of the President of the United States, it's come knocking at the door of Geithner, in Poland, and other places like that. And the time has come, that a clear understanding of why a three-power agreement is necessary to bring into being, the United States, Russia, and China; and we're on the verge of being able to do that, from any forecaster's standpoint. From any forecaster's reasonable standpoint, we're on the verge of bringing about, by our will, because the possibility now exists, partly because of what we've done, and the methods we used to get to this point, at the point where the Russia-U.S.-China cooperation is the key to the future.

Once that cooperation is established, among those three powers, everybody on this planet, practically, will join us. But you have to set the pattern first: You have to, again, look into the future, and see what the future will give, if you try to bring other forces into play, initially! If you try to bring India in, for example, and make a four-power agreement, you will kill the possibility of success! Because the Indians are not capable of coming together with the U.S., Russia, and China, because the British factor inside the British Indian population is too great. You will have many Indians, who will want that; probably a majority of the leading Indians will want that. But there'll be the British control factor, which will not allow it. And it'll be of that factor in India to sabotage a four-power agreement, as opposed to a three-power agreement, is the problem.

LAROUCHE IN RHODES: A Four-Power Agreement Can Create a New World Credit System October 2009

Lyndon LaRouche Diplomatic Luncheon: A Four-Power Bloc Can Break The Opposition to Reform November 2008

LaRouche India 2008 Trip: Build a Four-Power Alliance Versus London’s New Dark Age December 2008