Larouche's Tangled Web

Campaigning and snooping

Just a few months ago, Lyndon LaRouche was widely regarded as a weird joke. A 63-year-old former Communist, he now lives in millionaire-style luxury on a heavily guarded, 174-acre compound in Virginia, wages fringe presidential bids and is head of an eccentric and paranoid political movement. At airports around the country, his impassioned, clean-cut followers hawk propaganda calling for the quarantine of AIDS victims and accusing numerous notables, including Henry Kissinger and Walter Mondale, of being Soviet agents. But when two LaRouchites posing as mainstream candidates won the Illinois Democratic state primary nominations for Lieutenant Governor and secretary of state in...

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