Volume 14, Number 1, January 2, 1987


1986 in Review

Tragedy, Hope, and the Emergence of Lyndon LaRouche

by Criton Zoakos

In retrospect, 1986, the “Year of Saint Augustine,” was the most turbulent, and yet, the most hopeful year of the postwar era.

1986: A Tumultuous Year

A chronology of highlights.


A Panorama of 1986 Interviews

by Mary Lou Pearl

Over 60 leaders in their fields chose EIR as the forum to present their ideas. Among them were South African black liberation leader Buthelezi, who told why sanctions will fail; Israeli Economic Planning Minister Ya’acobi, a proponent of the “Marshall Plan” solution in the Mideast; former French intelligence chief Rochet, on Soviet irregular warfare; and many scientists, including Dr. Chermann of the Pasteur Institute, whose research team discovered that African insects are carriers of the AIDS virus.


The Depression of 1986: Reality Sinks In

by Christopher White

As the electorate noticed, the economy collapsed 12-15% in two phases over the course of the year.

Japan’s Uneasy Role as Economic Superpower

by David Goldman

García Shows that Breaking with the IMF Is Very Good for Business

by Mark Sonnenblick

A 23% growth in manufacturing output speaks louder than even his most eloquent words.

Ibero-American Labor Seeks Joint Strategy

by David Ramonet

Policy of ‘Food Destocking’ Leads to Famine in Whole Regions

by Marcia Merry

The State of the Biosphere: The Year the Whole World Hit the Panic Button on AIDS

by Warren J. Hamerman

The policy position which institutions and governments have belatedly come to has been the longstanding, unique scientific evaluations of EIR’s Biological Holocaust Task Force.

Impact of AIDS: Biological Science at the Crossroads

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

Science & Technology

America’s Future in Defense and Space

by Marsha Freeman, Robert Gallagher, Charles B. Stevens, and Carol White

Without a radical shift in U.S. economic policy, neither the SDI nor a credible space program will be possible. And regardless of what Congress may decide, the Soviet Union is conducting a rigorous military program of which principal components are their own SDI and space efforts.


LaRouche Candidates’ Electoral Breakout Shocks Establishment

by Patricia Salisbury

“What happened in Illinois, and what is going to continue to happen, will demonstrate that the forgotten majority of voters in this country represent reality, and have asked me and my associates to stick it to you, to force you to recognize reality,” LaRouche informed the press.

What Makes EIR Unique

No other publication has five of its editors in detention without bail, for the simple reason that they politically campaigned against corruption in government.

Leesburg Raid Exposes the Criminality of FBI and DOJ

Soviets Reveal Their Fear of LaRouche

by Luba George

The signals escalated during the year, right up to the eve of the Oct. 6 raid.


The Soviets Pursue Their War Plan for 1988

by Konstantin George

The EIR Global Showdown report’s warnings have been borne out by Russian ABM developments.

Moscow Blames Palme Murder on LaRouche

by Göran Haglund

From the Shores of Tripoli ... to Damascus

by Thierry Lalevée and Michele Steinberg

After a year of the bloodiest terrorism, an end could be in sight.

The Year of Irregular Warfare

by Lena Mletzko

A New Movement, Patriots for Germany, Leads Resistance to Sovietization

by Rainer Apel

France: Chirac Faces Uphill Battle for 1988

by Philip Golub

The ‘Year of St. Augustine’ Readies the Church for Its Biggest Battles

by Vivian Freyre Zoakos

A Papal Intervention in Ibero-America

by Valerie Rush

Fighting Drugs in 1986: A Cultural War with Uncertain Outcome

by Michele Steinberg

Ibero-America: War on Drugs: A Bloody Toll

by Valerie Rush

Will Irangate Block Gorbachov’s March through Ibero-America?

by Gretchen Small

Britain’s ‘Palacegate’ Brawl Brings Challenge to Liberal 1960s Values

by Mark Burdman

Southern Africa: Fight for Economic Independence Begins

by Thierry Lalevée

The End of an Era: The Fall of Marcos

by Paul Goldstein

An eyewitness report.

Asia Fights the Policy of ‘Constructive Disengagement’

by Linda de Hoyos


The Iran-Contra Affair: End of the Kissinger System

by Webster G. Tarpley

Hercules devised an elegant solution to clean out the Augean stables, but when it comes to Washington, the work will be messy.

The New Congress and Economic Recovery

by Kathleen Klenetsky