Volume 7, Number 47, December 2, 1980




NASA and national security.

Science & Technology

by Vin Berg

Voyager mission to Saturn transforms Newtonian physics.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

How much longer for Begin?

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

Behind the Díaz Serrano-Bush link.

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Facts Behind Terrorism

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Upsurge planned against Reagan.


A Revolution By Fiat: The Fed’s IBF Decision

by David Goldman

The implications of bringing the Eurodollar markets back home.

Philadelphia Conference Finds Little Support For IMF Plan

by Renée Sigerson

The international G-30 gathering heard a sound commentary from Dresdner Bank.

Finland: An Industrial Nation On the Move

by John Hardwick

Telling contrasts with neighboring Sweden in a report from the editor of Energi och Utveckling.

Currency Rates


by Kathy Burdman

The Proxmire-Reuss years are over.


by Susan B. Cohen

Under the credit knife.


by Alice Roth

Collateralized loans part of system.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

The U.S. Policy Fight and the Careers Reagan Can End

by Konstantin George

Volcker’s Interest-Rate War To Set the International Stage?

by David Goldman

The Rush To Provoke a Showdown between Reagan and Europe

by Vivian Zoakos

A Challenge to the President: Friedmanism or Economic Growth?

by Kathy Burdman

Opposition to Volcker

What Friedman Did to Nixon

The Monetarists on Reagan’s Team

The GOP’s Supply-Side Economists: Their Strengths and Weaknesses

by Richard Freeman

Appointments and a New Kind of Structure

by Kathleen Murphy

Reagan’s 1976-80 Fight Against Kissinger

by Robert Zubrin

A Dossier on Henry Kissinger and His Protégé Alexander Haig

by Ira Liebowitz


German Industry Demands Action from Schmidt

by Susan Welsh

Business, labor, and regional politicians want nuclear power and economic growth.

Finance Minister Matthöfer Defends IMF Conditionalities

Strange Diplomacy in Iran

by Robert Dreyfuss

Kissinger’s Paris session with the Ayatollah Beheshti.

Le Monde Diplomatique on the Muslim Brotherhood

Yugolavia’s Nuclear Plans Brought to a Halt

by Luba George

They detract from tourism, says the IMF.

Marijuana Revenues Finance Jamaica’s Debt

by Mark Sonnenblick

The new Prime Minister has already legalized the funding flow.

International Intelligence


The Labor Policy Behind the Synfuel Program

by Lonnie Wolfe

How Davis-Bacon wage provisions are being undercut.

Documentation: The legislative provisions.

Tip O’Neill Out To Sabotage the New National Mandate

by Barbara Dreyfuss

The Speaker of the House refuses to give the GOP, and Democratic moderates, their due.

Documentation: An interview with Texas Democrat Bill Archer.

Democrats Demand New Party Leadership

by Kathleen Murphy

National Committee chairman John White is on the way out.

GOP Gains Leverage in State Reapportionment

by Leif Johnson

This translates into more Congressional clout.

Narcotics Policy: Will Reagan Start a War on Drugs?

by Nora Hamerman

A specialist examines the President-elect’s record.

Nuclear Research: Fusion Power To Propel Space Travel

by Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg

Nuclear fusion-powered craft will reach much further, much faster, explains a pioneer researcher in the field, Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg.

National News