Volume 13, Number 32, August 15, 1986



Sir Leslie Smith

by Mark Burdman

The chairman of the British Industry Committee on South Africa talks with EIR about a “Marshall Plan” for that region.

Orlando Obregón Sabrogal

by Javier Almario

The comptroller of the Union of Colombian Workers (UTC) discusses the union’s uproarious recent national plenum.


Southeast Asia

by Sophie Tanapura

A “Prem V” Government in Thailand.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

The New Berlin Crisis.

Report from Rome

by Antonio Gaspari

Did Andreotti Control the Assassins?


Civil Liberty and the Slavery of Drugs.

Book Reviews

Black Hundreds, Red Hundreds: The True History of Soviet Russia

by Laurent Murawiec

Reviews the French edition of The Russians Have Arrived-Soviet Infiltration of the West, by Kirill Shenkin.

Science & Technology

Medicare: Cost Cutting by Cutting Lives?

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The overburdened state cannot afford to sustain its “useless eaters”—that’s the way Hitler put it, and that’s the thinking of numerous “cost-effective” bureaucrats today.


Showdown over AIDS Is Coming in California

by Warren J. Hamerman

The Secretary of State’s challenge to voter-handbook wording on the way AIDS can spread has forced out into the open the documentation that anybody can get it, in any number of ways.

Documentation: The affidavits of Drs. Seale and Whiteside, and former Centers for Disease Control official Gus Sermos.

Court Upholds Censorship in AIDS Voter Education


The Spectre of August 15, a Decade and a Half Later

by David Goldman

The seed of today’s imminent monetary disaster was planted exactly 15 years ago.

British Push Panic Button over Disease

by Mark Burdman

Currency Rates

A Middle East Development Fund

by Amnon Neubach, Economic adviser to Prime Minister Shimon Peres of Israel.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

OPEC Surprise Accord Buys Time.

Labor in Focus

by Leif Johnson

The U.S. Steel Lockout.

Domestic Credit

by David Goldman

Deficit Forecasts Miss the Mark.


by Marcia Merry

Soviet Grain Deal a “Con” Job.

Business Briefs


President García of Peru: The Lincoln of the South?

by Mark Sonnenblick

He has applied to Peru the “harmony of interests” conception in which capital, labor, and government collaborate for the advancement of the republic and its citizens—and his enemies are the same as those that Abraham Lincoln faced.

‘A Government that Rules, Directs, and Guides the Nation of Peru’

by President Alan García

García’s July 28, 1986 Independence Day address to the Peruvian Congress, after one year in office.

Republican Leadership in the Americas: Lincoln and García


Will the Kremlin Respond to Reagan’s Generous Offer?

by Criton Zoakos

The official Soviet reaction to the President’s letter offering to share and jointly deploy “Star Wars” systems has been highly unusual—one might say that they have been caught off balance.

‘On the Strategic Defense Initiative’

by President Ronald Reagan

An EIR exclusive: the full text of one of President Reagan’s most important speeches, made on Aug. 6, 1986, at the Old Executive Office Building.

State Dept.-Funded AIFLD Caught Sabotaging Reagan’s War on Drugs

by Valerie Rush

Documentation: A document issued by the 30 labor organizations that walked out of the national plenum of the Union of Colombian Workers.

Britain Expects More ‘Palacegate’ Fights

by Mark Burdman

Of Felix Dzerzhinskii, Armand Hammer, and the Red Prince

by Scott Thompson

Part I of a series on Soviet penetration of the British royal household.

The Malaysian Election: A Defeat for Dope Pushers, World Bank

by Mary McCourt

International Intelligence


Reagan, on LaRouche Model, Expands War on Drugs

by Nicholas F. Benton

Four months after EIR’s founder set off shock waves by calling NBC reporter Mark Nykanen a drug pusher on national TV, White House press briefings have turned into a heated exchanges between the pro-drug media and Reagan spokesmen, who are now implementing LaRouche’s “shooting war” proposal.

LaRouche’s Opponents Now Facing a Rout

by Vin Berg

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

NBC Hit for Coverup of Anti-Drug Campaign.

Congressional Closeup

by Kathleen Klenetsky

National News