Volume 8, Number 15, April 14, 1981



Science & Technology

by Dr. John Schoonover

Scientific research: budget cuts pull the plug on national labs.

Book Review

by David Goldman

The Pope, His Banker, and Venice, by Felix Gilbert.

Guest Commentary

by Don Meike

Predator control for U.S. ranchers: a history of government sabotage.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Britain stirs unrest on Saudi border.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Time to clean out Alan Riding.

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

World oil: two alternatives.


A Gameplan for the Interest-Rate Summit

by David Goldman

The Treasury and other strategists intend to bog down U.S. allies’ demands to dump the Volcker policy.

Documentation: Interviews with the Federal Reserve’s Henry Wallich and the NSC’s Henry Nau.

Currency Rates

A Deeper Credit Crunch Proposed

by Richard Freeman

How Pension Funds Lost $100 Billion

by Leif Johnson

Leif Johnson compared the returns on their investment with average portfolios. The managers of the 1970-79 loss are “postindustrialists.”

Ford Foundation Moves into ‘Postindustrials’

International Credit

by Renée Sigerson

Power play around Poland’s debt.


by Montresor

Oppenheimer dealing with the Russians?

Art Investor

by Dr. D. Stephen Pepper

Time, place, and prices.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

The Profile of a Conspiracy

by Criton Zoakos

A hideous branching point for the “chaos and confusion” scenario against the White House.

Unanswered Questions about the Attempt To Assassinate the President

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Based on the “Manchurian Candidate” capability behind the so-called lone assassin.

The Five Levels of Investigation

EIR’s Investigative Leads’ March 31 memorandum on directions of inquiry.

The Permindex Connection

by Linda de Hoyos

A synopsis of the activities and personnel of the international operation that targeted de Gaulle and Kennedy.


Who Will Gain the Upper Hand in Poland?

by Rachel Douglas

The splits within the party, within Solidarity, and among the foreign nations concerned,

LaRouche Specifies Recommendations on U.S.-Mexico Economic Policy

A report on EIR’s Washington conference.

Documentation: Excerpts from UPI’s press coverage and from EIR Latin America Editor Dennis Small’s policy statement on Central America.

Bhutto Family Targeted by Britain’s Libyan-KGB agents

by Daniel Sneider

Asia Editor Daniel Sneider reveals privileged information about the real purpose of last month’s Pakistani hijacking.

Shimon Peres Makes Overture to the Arabs

by Mark Burdman

An initiative blacked out of the Western press; Mark Burdman analyzes its prospects.

Documentation: Peres’s statement.

International Intelligence


Gen. Maxwell Taylor, the Soviets, and Global 2000

by Lonnie Wolfe

A Soviet faction, says Global 2000 sponsor Taylor, has made a deal to let the underdeveloped sector die.

Documentation: An interview with Taylor, and extracts from his Population Crisis Committee paper.

Response to Haig’s Move for Control

by Freyda Greenberg

International and domestic comments on the famous March 31 TV assertion by the secretary of state.

Arms for Peking Pressed by CFR

by Richard Katz

A first-hand report on an Arden House conference.

Two Approaches to the Law-Enforcement Crisis

by Mary Jane Freeman

Presenting proposals by Supreme Court Chief Justice Burger and EIR founder LaRouche.

National News