Volume 7, Number 41, October 21, 1980




Science and the national interest.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

The case of Mr. Juan Eibenshutz

Congressional Calendar

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Capitol Hill Closeup

Expanding our coverage.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

“The tax must be repealed”.


Two Illiquidity Crises and Two Off-Track Solutions

by Richard Freeman

The current structure of international and U.S. corporate debt means too much loan demand for interest rates to come down soon-unless a crash intervenes.

IMF Meeting Raises Survival Questions

by Michael Hudson

Strapped for deposits, the Fund continues to dictate Third World policy nevertheless.

Currency Rates

EPA Squeezes the Steel ‘Lemon’

A scandal behind the revitalization pledges.

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick


by Susan B. Cohen

Zero growth for California water?


by Alice Roth

IMF bows to remonetization.

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Undeclared War on American Regional Banking

by David Goldman

Documentation: Interviews with a legal counsel to the Comptroller of the Currency and Sunbelt bankers.

Carter Administration Pushes Interstate Banking Plan

by Kathy Burdman

Documentation: Statements by domestic adviser Stu Eizenstat and Conference of State Bank Supervisors president Angelo Bianchi.

The Proposal For ‘Free Banking Zones’

Documentation: Statements by the Association of Reserve City Bankers and New York Fed.

U.S. CHIPS Move: Electronic Warfare

Documentation: Interviews with the American Banking Association and three non-New York money center bankers.

Dereg Bill Aids Interstate Banking

Documentation: Statements by the U.S. League of Savings Associations.


Superpower Showdown Looms in the Persian Gulf

by Nancy Coker

U.S. Maneuvers for Middle East Buildup

by Judith Wyer

The latest Pentagon diplomacy seeks bases for a rapid-fire “constabulary force” in the region.

Soviet-Syria Treaty a Net Loss for the U.S.S.R.

by Robert Dreyfuss

The slide in American influence since Camp David continues, but the British are reaping the benefits, not the Soviets and their “hard-line” associates.

Mossad Faction Targets French Foreign Policy

by Dana Sloan

The enemies of a second Presidential term for Giscard have chosen "anti-Semitic violence" as a weapon against his government.

West Germany: Strauss’s Stature Shrinks With Vote

by Michael Liebig

International Intelligence


The Game Plan for the November Elections

by Criton Zoakos

Criton Zoakos identifies the step-by-step scenario to push Carter ahead, why Reagan’s grass-roots support has dissipated, and the magnitude of the vote fraud potential.

National Security Doctrine for the Philip Agee Case

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

A memorandum to members of Congress from the National Democratic Policy Committee’s advisory board chairman, Lyndon LaRouche. Adequate defense, he contends, rests on the highest level of scientific effort and on legislators’ ability to tell shadow from substance.

How the Fusion Bill Became U.S. Law

An interview with Dr. Morris Levitt of the Fusion Energy Foundation, which played a paramount role in shaping the McCormack nuclear fusion legislation and creating the circumstances for its passage.

National News