Volume 8, Number 34, September 1, 1981



Science & Technology

by Carol Cleary

Collusion with fruit flies: a chronology.

Book Review

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan B. Cohen

The old Colonial Office mentality: Small is Possible by George McRobie.

Report from Bonn

by George Gregory and Rainer Apel

Labor takes on the Bundesbank.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

Iranian exiles miss the boat.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

The pressure is turned upon Hank.


by Stanley Ezrol

Alan Hill, the Reagan Administration’s chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.

Energy Insider

The Reagan nuclear energy mandate.


IMF Depopulation Plan Moves into the Open

by Kathy Burdman

The Fund now considers population reduction measures a frank “conditionality” for its loans.

Documentation: Interviews with an Aspen Institute spokesman and a Treasury liaison with the IMF, and excerpts from the World Bank’s 1981 report.

Currency Rates

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

A glance at the budget.

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

Why is the Fed supporting the French franc?


by Montresor

Will Reagan jump for a gold standard?


by Kathy Burdman

The Fed’s great crash of ’81.

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

Schmidt Rejects a Brüning Policy

by David Goldman

In the West’s self-interest, the Chancellor opposes the Volcker policy of credit contraction and budget slashes, and Weinberger’s tactical nuclear warfare delusions.

Documentation: Statements by State Secretary Manfred Lahnstein and the Social Democratic Party in Hesse, and commentary from the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Handelsblatt.

Hjalmar Schacht and Brüning Paved the Way for Adolf Hitler’s Takeover of Germany

by Laurent Murawiec

How London, after Versailles, engineered the Great Depression and prepared the political scene for Nazism.


Maneuvers To Trigger Shooting Wars?

by Nancy Spannaus

Current U.S. Military Policy Lunacy

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

‘Free Enterprise’ Doesn’t Work: The Chilean Model

by Mark Sonnenblick

How Much Private Investment Has Been Flowing into Seaga’s Jamaica?

by Carlos Wesley

The ‘Strategic Consensus’ Attempt

by Judith Wyer

A report on NATO’s Mideast policy.

Pakistan To Retake Bangladesh?

by Ramtanu Maitra and Paul Zykofsky

Craxi Builds Up His ‘New Duce’ Image

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Turbay Caves In to Haig’s Game Plans

by Valerie Rush and Dennis Small

François Mitterrand: An Agent of the House of Orléans

by Laurent Murawiec

The monarchists turn out to be far more important than is usually acknowledged.

International Intelligence


A Volcker-Controlled President and a Secret Memorandum

by Richard Cohen

The “FDR euphoria” in the White House is dangerous when applied to diametrically wrong economic policies.

Reagan’s Mexican Immigration Plan Runs into Political Difficulties

by Timothy Rush

Urban Riots Planned over Immigration

by Dolia Estevez Pettingell

The networks ready to move in Mexico and among Chicanos.

Liberals Escalate Regional Water Issue: Are America’s Wells Really Running Dry?

by Sylvia Barkley

There is no need to choose between water for the East and water for the agricultural belts.

Ogallala Aquifer: A Case Study

Documentation: A draft water development bill prepared by the National Democratic Policy Committee.

Benchmark Fight over New York Mayoralty

by Vin Berg

Challenge to Koch: Klenetsky’s Program

by Vin Berg

National News