Volume 7, Number 19, May 20, 1980



From the Editor-in-Chief

by Daniel Sneider


Two opposing strategies.

Foreign Exchange

Trade Review

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

Where does Mexican labor stand?

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

The plot to topple Begin.

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

The environmentalist bilks the taxpayer.


by Nora Hamerman

Tax revolt: American tradition?

The Facts Behind Terrorism

The next attack on Seabrook.


What’s Behind the Fall in Interest Rates?

by Richard Freeman

Conventional wisdom says that interest rates fell over recent weeks because they always do in a recession. But the fact is, transatlantic cables from London told Paul Volcker that if he didn’t make available some liquidity, the Europeans would bolt from the Anglo-American monetary order, and the U.S. banking system would blow out.


by Alice Roth

Silver crash or oil grab?


by Susan B. Cohen

Bergland to “restructure” agriculture.

International Credit

by Peter Rush

“A reluctant ECU reserve center”?

Aerospace Industry Confirms EIR’s Depreciation Index

by David Goldman

Science & Technology

Hydrogen produced from a fusion reactor.

Guest Column: A Disastrous Shortage of Skills

by John R. Popovich

John R. Popovich is President of the American Metal Stamping Association.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Brzezinski’s Military Madness and the ‘New Age’ of Aquarius

by Vin Berg

Zbigniew Brzezinski is a kook whose goal is “technocratic dictatorship” over a civilization steeped in mysticism. He is running U.S. foreign policy on the basis of a military posture befitting that “Aquarian Age.” Meanwhile, an Aquarian NATO General has written about the kind of “Third World War” Brzezinski wants to provoke-the Anglo-American oligarchy wins; France, Germany, the Soviet Union, and the institution of the nation-state itself are destroyed.

NATO and the Club of Rome: The Aquarian Command

by Criton Zoakos and Mark Burdman

Aquarians on War: A British General Plots a Brave New World

by Susan Welsh

Why Gen. Sir John Hackett wrote his book, The Third World War, and why what the book describes will never happen.


Europe Warns Against New U.S. Adventure in Mideast

by Dana Sloane

Commentaries in the European press indicate that the continent is beginning to catch on-Jimmy Carter’s escalations in the Persian Gulf have nothing to do with concern for the hostages. European sovereignty is being challenged.

Offroy: ‘Are We To Be Vassals?’

High Summitry at Tito Funeral

Why Japan’s Ohira Left Mexico Empty-Handed

by Dennis Small and Peter Ennis

López Portillo wanted technology. Masayoshi Ohira wanted oil. And yet, the summit could not have become a bigger shambles if Jimmy Carter himself had participated–and apparently, he did.

Documentation: The joint communiqué, and statements by the Mexican President and the Japanese Premier.

Brzezinski’s Madness: Threat to the Caribbean

by Gretchen Small

Solid Shield ’80: Invasion of Cuba?

by Cynthia Rush

A Close Encounter with Robert Moss

by Robert Dreyfuss

He’s puffy, pompous and paranoid–and he’s a liar.

International Intelligence


The ‘Dump Carter’ Option Is on the Planning Boards

by L. Wolfe

The boys in the backrooms in London and New York met hurriedly after the Iran “rescue” fiasco almost touched off World War III, and they decided that Jimmy Carter will not continue as President.

Documentation: Interviews with Helmut Sonnenfeldt and Scott Thompson.

Judge Voids Ban of Nuclear Power

by Sanford Roberts

Kennedy’s ‘Bioethics’ and the Karen Ann Quinlan Case

by Dr. Ned Rosinski

The Quinlan case dominated newspaper headlines for months, and Americans were methodically steeped in the philosophy behind Ted Kennedy’s health bill: Advanced medical technology is costly, redundant and useless, and keeps alive “useless eaters” to borrow the Nazi phrase.

National News