Volume 7, Number 23, June 17, 1980



From the Editor

by Robyn Quijano


The China card menace.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

Jesuits hit the oil region.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Oil import drop: Has conservation won?


The West German-Soviet Drive for Energy Growth

by Richard Freeman

Without so much as a nod in Washington’s direction, the West Germans have unexpectedly signed an agreement for 25 years of economic cooperation with the Soviet Union featuring joint construction of nuclear reactors on Soviet soil–so large a deal that the U.S.S.R.’s next five-year plan is to be significantly based on the accord.

Domestic Credit

by Lydia Schulman

The bottomless recession.

International Credit

by Peter Rush

Third World syndications shrink.

Trade Review

Foreign Exchange

by Richard Katz

Would Mideast war aid the dollar?


by Alice Roth

Gold is back!

Science & Technology

by Marsha Freeman

The ideal MHD system: fusion.

Business Briefs

Special Report

Open Democratic Convention: Will the Nation Win?

by Konstantin George

The White House says Carter has the nomination sewn up. If so, the Democrats lose big in November-and all Democrats know that Kennedy would lose even bigger. The groundswell is on for an open convention in August, free to choose a “dark horse.”

Documentation: Editorial statements by the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London’s Economist, calls by labor and business groups, and the nationally televised address of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

1. The Open Convention Drive

2. Will It Be Reagan ... or FEMA?

3. A Dark Horse Names the Issues

LaRouche: “Does America Have the Moral Fitness To Survive?”

‘The Only Candidate That Labor Could Support’

4. Recession: No Carter Recovery

Super Tuesday’s Vote: ‘None of the Above’

Reagan Can’t Get the Blue-Collar Vote


Europe Takes the Reins on Monetary Policy and the Middle East

by Dana Kastner

France and West Germany have reached the limits of their toleration of U.S. policy. All reports agree, they will go into the Venice summit with a comprehensive package for monetary reform based on gold-backing, a Mideast peace settlement, and restoration of détente.

Documentation: Statements by François-Poncet, Helmut Schmidt, Saudi officials, and the PLO.

France’s Raymond Offroy: ‘I know Washington’s Peanut Brigade’

War or Peace: The Choice Facing the Japanese

by Peter Ennis

If Masayoshi Ohira is not beaten by Takeo Miki, what could come will pale the horror of Hiroshima.

The Meiji Heritage and Tradition of Takeo Miki

by Richard Katz

The Roots and Rootlessness of Masayoshi Ohira

by Richard Katz

Muslim Brothers Plot ‘Holy War’ in America

An exclusive report by Nancy Coker and Robert Dreyfuss: What is the Muslim Students Association, and what are they doing in Indiana and Ohio?

International Intelligence


‘Human Rights,’ One-World Law, and Terrorism

by Stuart Pettingell

Counterintelligence specialist Stuart Pettingell’s in-depth profile of those “human rights” and “international law” organizations centered around the UNO who are deploying terrorists in order to compel nation-states to relinquish sovereignty to supranational agencies.

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

National News