Volume 10, Number 43, November 8, 1983



Jamil Haddad

The prefect of one of the world’s largest cities expresses his suspicions about the origins of much of the municipal debt, and stresses that tangible benefits were not received from it. He calls for a debtors’ cartel among Ibero-American nations to freeze repayments and obtain real investment funds to create the economic growth that will enable obligations to be met.

Piers Wooley

by Mark Burdman

The London defense economist and specialist in international relations contends that economic bugaboos must be scrapped if the alliance is to regain strength at a time of danger, a danger which, he adds, necessitates the beam-weapons development proposed by President Reagan on March 23. Mr. Wooley also advocates the kind of international debt reorganization that would promote growth.



Schmidt, McNamara, and the hot autumn.


Brazil Wage Agreement Resolves Nothing

by Mark Sonnenblick

Virtually the entire nation still opposes the IMF, and the new refinancing package, if it comes through, can’t stem the domestic crisis.

Airline Deregulation Endgame: The Destruction of Labor

by Leif Johnson

Every detail of EIR’s September 1981 forecast of the results of deregulation has been borne out.

Trucking Collapse Proves Fed Is Lying

by Lonnie Wolfe

During Paul Volcker’s “recovery,” shipments have continued to drop.

Currency Rates

The U.S. Infrastructure Deficit: Requirements Reach $3.5 Trillion

by Richard Freeman

That includes $100 billion a year for one decade for plant and equipment modernization.

The Ruckelshaus Ban on EDB Will Sabotage Agriculture

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht and Lonnie Wolfe

The ban is scientifically baseless.


by Cynthia Parsons

Pressure mounts on the CAP.


by Montresor

Was gold dealer Saxon murdered?

The Economists

by David Goldman

Stroking the “Invisible Hand.”

Business Briefs

Special Report

Moscow Plays Its Muslim Card in the Middle East

by Allen and Rachel Douglas

The Soviets’ British and Nazi Assets

by Allen Douglas

The U.S.S.R. and Islam

by Allen and Rachel Douglas

The Soviet Union’s Muslim hierarchy; Aliyev and the “Peoples of the East;” Soviet orientology and ethnography.

Iran: Moscow Puts Its Capabilities to Use

by Judith Wyer


Britain and the U.S.: Another Suez showdown?

by Christopher White

Those who wonder how the KGB could take over a Caribbean island basically controlled by the British will find some answers here.

European Military Spokesmen Declare the Need for Beam Weaponry

by George Gregory

A report on EIR’s Oct. 5 military strategy conference in Bonn.

Argentina on the Eve of Elections: Can It Become an Economic Superpower?

by Cynthia Rush

Egypt’s Role in Developing Africa: An Eyewitness Report from Cairo

by Thierry Lalevée

Cairo’s present outlook toward the West, the U.S.S.R. and the rest of the developing sector.

Report from New Delhi

by Linda de Hoyos

The Baluchistan gambit.

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Behind the abortion battle.

International Intelligence


Washington: Is Somebody Starting To Wake Up?

by Richard Cohen

Some background on the Reagan Administration’s decision to act decisively outside Kissingerian channels.

Rallies Build Support for ABM defense

by Mary McCourt

Eye on Democrats

by Anita Gallagher

Where are the black, labor, and Hispanic constituencies?

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda

National News

Science Supplement

Beam Weapons Are Feasible: The Great Cyclotron Controversy

by Robert Gallagher

Physicists like Hans Bethe, who claim beam weapons development is impossible, proved their incompetence in the past by asserting there were absolute limits to the operation of Ernest Lawrence’s cyclotron. Bethe’s insistence on limiting his methods to using algebra, and refusing to accept Lawrence’s geometric methods, was the basis of his errors on both issues.