Volume 8, Number 19, May 12, 1981



Science & Technology

by Robert Zubrin

NASA and fusion energy program still on the budgetary hit list.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

The slow growthers take it on the chin.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Behind the crisis in Lebanon.

Eye on Washington

by Stanley Ezrol

Congressional Closeup

by Barbara Dreyfuss and Susan Kokinda

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

An alternative to the strategic reserve.


A Brave New World of Financial Decontrol

by David Goldman

“The decontrollers and the proponents of credit controls are the same people,” writes David Goldman.

Agriculture Secretary Block Foresees U.S. Farm Export Push

by Susan B. Cohen

Susan B. Cohen held this exclusive interview in Washington, where Mr. Block described his aggressive view of the department’s role.

Warfare Over Oil Prices

by Judith Wyer

The new interest-rate rise will reduce petroleum demand further: was it engineered to undercut the Saudi move to bolster the world economy?

Currency Rates


by Kathy Burdman

Volcker and variable mortgage rates.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

New central bank actions threaten DM.

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

Toward permanent unemployment.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

Assassinations, Terrorism, and the Socialist International

by Paul Goldstein

An overview of the concerted escalation against world leaders since Ronald Reagan assumed the U.S. presidency.

The Attempt To Kill Prime Minister Gandhi

How Libya’s Qaddafi Spurs Terror on Both Sides of the Atlantic

by Scott Thompson

Colombia’s M-19 Terrorists Promoted by Socialist International Networks

by Cynthia Rush

Documentation: Literary celebrity Gabriel García Márquez’s support for the M-l9.

Amnesty Movement Set Up by Britain

by Steven Meyer


Socialists in Italy Produce Another Duce

by Muriel Mirak

Milan bureau chief Muriel Mirak’s blow-by-blow account of Socialist leader Craxi’s new move for power-in historical perspective.

The Fate of France Is At Stake in the Second-Round Fight for the Presidency

Giscard Is the Only Choice for France

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Broad Agreements Reached Between Bonn and Riyadh

by Susan Welsh

Schmidt’s trip to Saudi Arabia.

Fabian Peace Groups Plan Political Attacks

by Luba George

A report on a disarmament strategy session in Holland.

U.S. Investors Have New Opportunity

by Dolia Estevez Pettingell and Dennis Small

The state of Sonora in Mexico: four key economic sectors looking for input.

International Intelligence


Reagan Strengthened: Key Decisions Yet To Come

by Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen reports from Washington on the budget, the AWACS decision, and the little-known war-on- drugs announcement by Edwin Meese.

‘Population Shock Therapy’ for the Third World: Haig’s RAPID Program

by Lonnie Wolfe

The State Department is conducting an Orwellian psychological warfare campaign against Third World officials.

Origins of Global 2000: A Map of Depopulation Warriors in the U.S.

by Lonnie Wolfe

Every decision maker should be familiar with this history.

A Big MAC for Every City?

by Stephen Parsons

Stephen Parsons’ report on how the city governments of Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia have been boxed into unnecessary austerity.

National News