Volume 12, Number 4, January 29, 1985


Book Reviews

Margaret Mead Wasn’t Your Grandma

by Carol White

Reviews two biographies of the late hoaxster and promoter of hedonism.



by John Grauerholz, M.D.

AIDS Research Advances Biology.

Northern Flank

by Aurora Borealis

Koivisto’s Diplomacy: Made in Russia.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Recoupling Via Space.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Japan Inc. Comes to Town.

Report from Italy

by Liliana Gorini

Bettino Craxi’s Gloomy “Recovery.”

Dateline Mexico

by Josefina Menéndez

Mexico Faces 1985 Food Crisis.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Betancur Extradites the Dope Pushers.

Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Europe Set as New Battlefield.


Economic Summit Is Urgent!


IMF Meeting Plans To Loot Western Economies

by Kathy Wolfe and David Goldman

The IMF’s Group of Five was only concerned with continuing to use a massively overvalued dollar to loot the world to the benefit of the financial oligarchies.

U.S. Farmers Demand Emergency Action

by Marcia Merry

The bankruptcy crisis is spurring farmers to political action, some of it effective, some of it not.

Soviet Union in Covert Drive To Import Western Military Technology

by David Goldman

Currency Rates

Lasers Could Revolutionize the Technology of Uranium Enrichment

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Panama Labor Puts IMF on the Line

by Carlos Wesley

Carlos Wesley reports on the conference of the National Council of Organized Workers.

Anglo-Soviet Plan Drives Down Oil Price

by David Goldman


by Montresor

Gold Goes to Tokyo.


by Kathy Wolfe

Paving the Way to “Fortress America.”

Business Briefs

Special Report

Gandhi’s Mandate To Bring India into the 21st Century

by Susan Maitra

In the few months since the brutal assassination of Indira Gandhi, the Indian population has tossed aside the traditional divisions of caste, section, religious, or other communal interest to rally behind the new Prime Minister.

Clean Sweep for the Congress Party Upsets Schemes of the Destabilizers

Rajiv Gandhi Shakes Up Ministries To Form New Streamlined Government

Documentation: Rajiv Gandhi’s Program for India.


Moscow Shows Disquiet after the Geneva Talks

by Konstantin George

The Kremlin is clearly furious that intimidation tactics have failed to force President Reagan to give away the Strategic Defense Initiative—but is also uncertain of what to do next.

Documentation: Gromyko’s statements during an unusual appearance on Soviet television.

Will the Kremlin Move on Poland?

by Rachel Douglas

The Vatican: ‘Space Shield’ Can Promote World Peace

by Vivian Freyre Zoakos

The Vatican is cautiously endorsing anti-missile defense, and boldly endorsing Third World development.

European Terror Wave Hits U.S. Targets

by Mary Goldstein

U.S.-Iraq Agreement Boosts Peace Effort

by Thierry Lalevée

It’s an Egyptian conspiracy.

The Crimes of Anthropology: Jacques Soustelle’s ‘Americanists’

by Claude Albert

Separatism, terrorism, enforced backwardness—the legacy of the recently named French Academy “Immortal.”

Who Is Jacques Soustelle?

Kanak Terror: Field Ethnology At Work

International Intelligence


10,000 March in D.C. for Defense, Food for Africa

by Nora Hamerman

Either the Reagan Administration will embrace the demands of the new civil-rights movement—or see the Strategic Defense Initiative undermined by economic catastrophe and racial confrontation.

Gen. Danny Graham Caught Lying Again

by Paul Gallagher

And once again, it is a mighty service to the Soviet Union.

Rethinking the Moral Foundation of the American Constitution

by Andrew J. Rubencamp-Delaney

A guest essay.

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharson

Dirty Doings in Asia — On to India.

National News