Volume 8, Number 36, September 15, 1981



Art Investor

by Dr. D. Stephen Pepper

Tradition and the 20th century.

Science & Technology

by Dr. John Schoonover

Saturn findings are vindicating Kepler.


by Daniel Sneider

L.K. Jha, former Indian ambassador to the United States and Brandt Commission member, on the Brandt Commission, India, and prospects for North-South talks.

Report from Bonn

by George Gregory and Rainer Apel

Schmidt’s strategy against tension.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Unity of the left.

Middle East Report

by Robert Dreyfuss

A bogus option for Iran.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

The Western coal pipeline battle.

Book Review

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The “Secret” of the Hydrogen Bomb: The Physical Principles of Thermonuclear Explosive Devices by Dr. Friedwardt Winterberg.



A Hard Landing onto a Gold Monetary Base?

by Laurent Murawiec

The “old boys” coaching Reagan are juggling deflationary gold remonetization options.

Deregulation Schedules U.S. Airline Service for a Return to the 1930s

by Leif Johnson

On the plans for further service cuts, fare hikes, market-share changes, and an end to mass air travel.

Three Major Carriers: Who Really Runs Them

An Experiment in Labor Recycling: The Gameplan for Airline Employees

Currency Rates

Domestic Credit

by Richard Freeman

Is a budget deficit inflationary?


by Montresor

Can a computer forecast the price?


by Susan B. Cohen

The fraud of “sustainable agriculture.”

World Trade

by Mark Sonnenblick

Business Briefs

Special Report

Volcker’s Clamp on the Economy: Past and Future Results

by David Goldman

It’s impossible to say when the Federal Reserve’s necrophiliac credit policies and the deterioration of the industrial base will converge in all-out crisis. This overview explains how EIR’s LaRouche-Riemann econometricians successfully anticipated trends in 1981, and identifies the future branching points.

The Aggregate U.S. Economy and the Dangerous ‘Growth’/‘Decline’ Split

Economics Editor David Goldman reviews 12 graphs selected from the latest LaRouche-Riemann study, examining overall industry and specific sectors.


Kissingerian ‘Strategy of Tension’ Moves to the Brink

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Reagan Administration is following Fritz Kraemer’s counsel to abandon the quest for strategic adequacy and provoke “localized” wars.

Targets: Schmidt, Reagan, Mexico—and Italy

by Michele Steinberg

The new round of terrorism is designed to help undo key governments.

Haig Sets Out To Make ‘Many Vietnams’ in Central America

by Timothy Rush and Dennis Small

The gradual buildup to a multiplication of civil wars.

Ramsey Clark Runs Amok over El Salvador

What Is Washington’s Policy toward Cuba?

by Cynthia Rush

One of the least “localized” flashpoints for confrontation.

From EIR’s Briefing on Central America

An excerpt from Latin America Editor Dennis Small’s highly publicized statements in Mexico City.

Will Ronald Reagan Anoint Craxi?

by Umberto Pascali

The State Department knows about the new confirmation of Craxi’s drug/terror links.

International Intelligence


Executive-Branch Insanity on the Budget and Defense

by Graham Lowry

Confident or crestfallen, the President has not extricated himself from the Volcker maze in which all choices lead to austerity and military vulnerability.

The Lineup in the House and Senate

by Susan Kokinda

Will Congress have the courage and the intellectual resources to launch adequate policy proposals?

Clamor Against Paul Volcker

As a sampling of the pressure on congressmen when they visited their districts, we print extracts from testimony at a Maryland hearing on the Federal Reserve’s credit cutoffs to producers and consumers.

NDPC Democrats Begin To Disinfect California From Brown and Hayden

by William F. Wertz

An interview with the National Democratic Policy Committee’s West Coast coordinator, William Wertz, now California’s most prominent opponent of the fruit-fly patron and the well-subsidized radical.

National News