Volume 13, Number 7, February 14, 1986


Book Review

Gramm-Rudman: Culmination of 100 Years of Institutional Subversion

by Susan Kokinda

Reviews Constitutional Reform and Effective Government by James L. Sundquist.


Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Qaddafi Faces Internal Challenge.


by Augustinus

Pope in India: Morality in Economics.

Report from Madrid

by Leonardo Servadio

A State Funeral for Decoupling.

Whitehall Outsider

by Laurent Murawiec

Thatcher Due for the “Nixon Treatment”?

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Sikh Terrorism Hits London.

Attic Chronicle

by Phocion

“Holy Mountain” Is Stirring.


The Stakes in the Philippines Elections.


Saudis Declare Oil War—British Are the Target

by William Engdahl

Gramm-Rudman, Tax Reform, and Real Estate: $1.3 Trillion At Risk

by David Goldman

Currency Rates

Labor in Focus

by Marianna Wertz

There’s a Snake in the Hormel Strike!


by Marcia Merry

“Generic PIK”—It Tops All.

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

Russians Lead in Ceramic Production Technologies

by Robert Gallagher

The Soviet Ministry of Tank Production found out about this revolutionary new technology, and classified it immediately. Robert Gallagher reports on the “ceramics gap.”

Letter to the Editor

Laser Optics and Defense.


Economic Blowout in 1986: The Real State of the Union

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

State of the Union message, which LaRouche—the only announced candidate for the 1988 Democratic Presidential nomination—delivered on Jan. 29 in Arlington, Virginia.


Event in Paris Links Debtors of Africa, Ibero-America

by Mary Lalevée and Vin Berg

Conference report.

State Department-Funded Labor Institute Tied to Mob

Brazil: Lyra and Brizola: A Narco-Terrorist Pact?

by Silvia Palacios

Qaddafi Forms a ‘Revolutionary Guard’

Next Week: The Peres Plot

Botha: ‘Apartheid Is Outdated, and We Have Outgrown It’

The historic speech given before the South African parliament on Jan. 31 by President P. W. Botha.

Making the Deserts of Africa Bloom

African National Congress: A Soviet Tool in the Southern Cone

Angola: Savimbi Warns Soviets, Gulf Oil

International Intelligence


It Was Really Don Regan’s State of the Union

by Kathleen Klenetsky

In the first week of February, the citizens of the United States heard the President’s State of the Union address—or did they?

Harvard Doctors Fear AIDS Catastrophe

by Peter Catalano

Elephants and Donkeys

by D. Stephen Pepper

Congress Routed by Computer.

American System

by Anton Chaitkin

Henry Clay’s War Hawks: The Legacy of George Wythe.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda and Susan Kokinda

National News