Volume 7, Number 1, January 8, 1980



From the Editor-in-Chief

Editorial Comment

Trade Review


The Brandt Commission’s New ‘Geo-Economic Order’

by David Goldman

A commission under Willy Brandt’s chairmanship and Robert McNamara’s control has just come out with its report proposing a “new world order” in which competing currency blocs index their transactions to inflated commodity and raw materials prices, and that all commodity-backed Third World debts then be paid back under the supervision of a “World Development Agency.” Dubbed a “new geoeconomic order” by its proponents, those with an eye for historial parallels prefer the phrase, “Pax Britannica.”

Iran Shutdown To Aid Brandt Plan

Gold: London’s Golden Bargain

by Alice Roth

Foreign Exchange: Currencies at a Glance

Domestic Credit: In Acknowledgment of Their Services

by Lydia Schulman

The income of economists may have contributed a record amount to the GNP. Otherwise, they didn’t contribute much.

Corporate Strategy: Is This a ‘Bail-Out?’

by Leif Johnson

Saving Chrysler is a gesture Carter designed for the 1980 elections. But the contents of the package were designed by Benito Mussolini.

Futures: Cartels Break the Laws

by Susan Cohen

The U.S.A. may be heading into a depression, collapsing inflated prices, but strategic raw materials continue upward in value ... according to plan.

World Trade: A Third World Illusion

by Richard Schulman

At the direction of UN agencies, developing countries are withdrawing from a “North-South” in favor of a “South-South” approach. Another word that applies is suicide.

Business Briefs

Special Report

How To Stop the Muslim Brotherhood

More than 25 years ago, a British strategist outlined a plan for an Islamic revival that would sweep the Middle East and spread into the Central Asian Republics of the Soviet Union-thus toppling the “Soviet Empire.” Today, the activities of the British intelligence arm called the Muslim Brotherhood, in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, have proceeded according to the same plan.

I. The European Command of the Brotherhood

by Mark Burdman

‘Khomeini Closest to Truth’

II. The Brotherhood in the Middle East

by Robert Dreyfuss

Arafat: Khomeini Is Our Leader

III. The Roots of the Brotherhood

by Robert Dreyfuss

Jesuits Praise ‘Cult of Islam’

IV. Capt. Setoudeh and the Office of Naval Research

by Robert Greenberg

V. The Brotherhood in Britain’s Great Game

by Daniel Sneider


Afghanistan: Is It the New Sarajevo?

by Daniel Sneider

The Soviet Union has plunged militarily into Afghanistan to mop up “Islamic rebels” threatening the friendliness of a nation on its very borders. But the Soviet command has deployed a troop-strength far in excess of the requirements of that task: a signal, a decisive show of force, has been directed at U.S. ally China, concerning what they may expect from the U.S.S.R. in the event of a new Chinese invasion of Vietnam. And now, the world depends on how well, or how badly, the United States “reads” the Soviet signal.

The Truth Behind the Soviet Afghan Coup

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Moscow Finds Détente ‘at a Standstill’ – ‘Euro-Strategic War’ a Miscalculation.

The World Reacts to Soviet Action

International Intelligence


The Aspen Institute’s ‘Fix’ of the 1980 U.S. Election

by Kathy Burdman

An arm of British intelligence which conducts brainwashing “executive seminars” and assorted “humanistic studies” in Colorado has won the collaboration of major U.S. news media in a carefully planned project to control who is elected President of the United States, by controlling who gets access to the electorate through the mass media. It’s not only scandalous, but given who’s involved, it’s treason.

The Blackout of the New Hampshire Primary

What is the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies?

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

National News