Volume 7, Number 46, November 25, 1980




A new set of choices.

Book Review

by Dr. Steven Bardwell

Steven Bardwell, plasma physics director of the Fusion Energy Foundation, on Jeremy Rifkin’s Entropy: A New World View.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Time running out for Assad.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

The Wharton model: consumer fraud.

Facts Behind Terrorism

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Hare Krishna: a synthetic cult.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Politics versus reality.


Will Reagan Dump Volcker ... or Get Thatcherized?

by David Goldman

The Friedman partisans in the Reagan camp want the Fed to contract credit before January.

Special Banking

by Kathy Burdman

Expanding credit through a new Federal Reserve. A special banking report on draft legislation.

Documentation: Excerpts from the Federal Reserve Reform Act of 1981.

France Can Cure Inflation

by Laurent Murawiec

Faster depreciation for industry and curbs on real-estate speculation are proposed in our economic survey.

India Seeks Assistance for Large-Scale Industrial Projects

by Paul Zykofsky

A report from New Delhi on current negotiations.

Currency Rates

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

European Currency Unit moves ahead.

Trade Review

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

Power Struggle in China: The Myth of ‘The New Stability’

by Daniel Sneider

An introduction.

China’s New Leadership

Their biographies.

Chronology: The Return of the Chou-Deng Group

A chronology, from 1976 to 1980.

The Leader Reassessed

Party Factions: The CCP: A Façade of Discipline

Army Factions: The PLA: A Restive Element

The Trial Defendants

Security Apparatus: Discredited and Dysfunctional


Who’s Doing What to Whom in Poland

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Lyndon LaRouche’s analysis of the London-Moscow gambits and the traps ahead.

Will Reagan Support an Alternative to Camp David?

by Robert Dreyfuss

The interim U.S. debate and Europe’s proposals.

France, Tunisia Launch Development Initiative

by Dana Sloan

The ‘trialogue’ comes off the drawing board.

Documentation: The communiqué identifying investment areas.

‘Shock Therapy’ for Brazil?

by Mark Sonnenblick

Chase Manhattan has delivered its instructions.

Documentation: Comments by Willard Butcher and David Rockefeller.

International Intelligence


Reagan’s Cabinet Choices: They’re Up For Grabs

by Kathleen Murphy

The pledge not to restore Nixon-Ford personnel wholesale is being taken seriously.

Moderates Look to Leadership Posts

by L. Wolfe

The Democratic Party fight.

GOP Chairmen To Reverse Track

by Barbara Dreyfuss

The Senate committee prospects.

National News