Volume 7, Number 27, July 15, 1980



Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Sadat the cultist.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

Clements’ border bash.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Synfuels, reserves, and Bradley.

Campaign 1980

by Kathleen Murphy

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda


The stench of stupidity.


Business Briefs

Nuclear Fusion Power: Ready for a Take-Off

by Richard Freeman and Charles B. Stevens

A special DOE committee closely studied the matter, declared fusion power feasible by the end of the century, and recommended at least doubling the budget for research and development. Realizing that goal would not only mean abundant energy; it would transform the industrial economy.

The DES Hoax

by Susan Cohen

What cattlemen know and consumers ought to learn

Savings Banks Fight Back

by Leif Johnson

Foreign Exchange

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

Europe brings down interest rates.

Trade Review

Special Report

Chinese-Model Genocide: How It’s Happening in Iran

by Robert Dreyfuss

The Club of Rome and the Aspen Institute seek to eliminate one billion persons in the Third World, and can’t succeed without reorganizing societies along feudal Chinese lines, a process tested in Cambodia. So, they produced the “Iranian revolution”–now jeopardizing the country’s physical survival.

Iran’s Slow Economic Death

by Judith Wyer

The Shutdown of Iran’s Oil Fields

What Khomeini Has Destroyed

How the Club of Rome Planned Iran’s Devastation

by Mark Burdman

Aspen’s ‘New Set of Values’ for Iran

Carter’s Envoy Backs Bani-Sadr


International Intelligence

Schmidt in Moscow: A Shift in World Leadership

by Susan Welsh

Last week at the Venice summit talks, France’s Giscard and West Germany’s Schmidt took the policy reins of the Atlantic Alliance away from the unstable Carter administration. This week in Moscow, Schmidt put together a war-avoidance package with Leonid Brezhnev in the spirit of Charles de Gaulle’s “grand design.”

France: New Bomb, Same Doctrine

by Susan Welsh

Including excerpts from Giscard d’Estaing’s press conference.

Soviets Deal with Europe ... and Call Carter a Liar

by Rachel Douglas

Carter Heats the ‘Hot Spots’

by Daniel Sneider and Mark Burdman

Focus: Southeast Asia and the Israel-Syria front.


National News

Will Jimmy Carter Destroy the Democratic Party?

by L. Wolfe

Jimmy Carter’s renomination holds an unprecedented electoral disaster in store for the Democrats, and more and more of them, from delegates to senators, are falling away from the President’s campaign. Carter-Mondale “plumbers” are fanning out around the country-to make sure Carter triumphs at the convention, and to take over state party machines.

Documentation: Interviews and comments from Congressional sources, Democratic party officials, and the Carter plumbers themselves.

The Regional Picture: Carter’s Prospects Not Very Bright

by Kathy Burdman

White House Strategy: Carter’s Plumbers Hit the ‘Key States’

State Chairmen: Protests Against Carter’s DNC

The Rules Fight: The Truth About Delegates’ Options

In Congress: A revolt Against the President