Volume 8, Number 5, February 3, 1981




A post-Malthusian era.

Science & Technology

by Vin Berg

Physics conference throws light on the U.S.-Soviet laser fusion debate.

Africa Report

by Douglas DeGroot

A new spirit in the White House.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Further shakeups in Turkey.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menendez

A President à la italiana?

Energy Insider

Uranium production threatened.


Will Reagan ‘Reawaken This Industrial Giant’?

by David Goldman

A quote from the inaugural address–a continued battle for control of policy.

Cutting Through the Tax Debate

by Kathy Burdman

Cuts are urgently needed, but only in the right places.

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

Reserves are fleeing the system.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

The crisis that didn’t happen.

Corporate Strategy

by Leif Johnson

Utilities face debt pileup.


by Kathy Burdman

Carter’s last word: shrinkage.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Currency Rates

Business Briefs

Special Report

America Needs High-Technology Breakthroughs

by David Goldman

A LaRouche-Riemann econometric model study on the U.S. economy from 1963 to 1981. David Goldman reviews the results, focusing on the productivity question.

Documentation: The aggregate economy and nine industrial sectors, in graphic form.


The Post-Khomeini Future for Iran and the Gulf

by Robert Dreyfuss

Why the Carter deal won’t shore up the ayatollahs, and how the Iranian opposition and some Saudi leaders are preparing a “zone of stability.”

Documentation: Statements from General Oveissi’s ARA publication and the Trilateral Commission’s Arrigo Levi.

Soviet Shift on Middle East Creates Possibilities for Reagan

by Rachel Douglas

With U.S.S.R. commentaries.

Openings for Talks Follow Pressure on Zia

by Daniel Sneider

The Afghan question.

‘Social Convulsions’ for Europe?

by Susan Welsh

The Socialist International and its collaborators plan ahead.

Faction Fight Spurs Deng’s Threat To End ‘Normalization’ of U.S. Ties

by Richard Katz

The China card’s in trouble.

Documentation: Comments from Georgetown’s Ray Cline and a Soviet specialist.

International Intelligence


Abscam On Trial as NBC Prepares a ‘Reagangate’

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Justice Department figures now protest Civiletti-FBI methods in Abscam-Brilab. Nevertheless, NBC’s controllers are cooking up new phony scandals against the White House itself.

‘Old Boys’ Run FBI-Justice Witchhunts

by Scott Thompson

A profile of Walter Sheridan, Kennedy’s point man against the labor secretary-designate.

Challenge Mounts to Entrapment Tactics

by Barbara Boyd and Richard Magraw

Based on on-the-scene reporting from the Brooklyn hearings that exposed Abscam.

Why Reagan Must Purge the FBI

by Lyndon H. LaRouche

Jimmy Carter’s Hostage Deal: An Unconstitutional Assault

by Judith Wyer

The Question of National Sovereignty

by Nancy Spannaus

Including the question of Ramsey Clark.

Agenda for ‘Guild Socialism’

by Laurence Hecht

The National Urban Policy Roundtable conference.

National News