Volume 14, Number 6, February 6, 1987


Book Reviews

Lincoln’s ‘American System’ Policy Was a Far Cry from Reaganomics

by Nicholas F. Benton

Looks at Gabor S. Boritt’s Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream.


Northern Flank

by Göran Haglund

Two Murders Covered Up in One Year.

Mother Russia

by Luba George

Next Patriarch a Germany Handler?

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

A Trail of Dirty Cops.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

A Malthusian Offensive.

Report from Rome

by Liliana Celani

Compromise on AIDS Policy.

Report from Bangkok

Growing Strain in Thai-U.S. Relations.


Not Too Late for Moral Economics.

Science & Technology

Clean Water Bill on the President’s Desk—Again

A presidential veto ignored the fact that the bill asks for much less than the $90 billion it would take to expand sewage treatment systems to accommodate economic growth. David Cherry reports.

The Importance of a Worst-Case Scenario

From testimony of Dr. Abel Wolman, a pioneer in sanitary engineering and professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University.

Operation Juárez

The Next 30 Years of Investment in Energy

More from the Spanish-language book, Ibero-American Integration: 100 Million New Jobs by the Year 2000.


Vatican Calls for International Debt Reform

On commission from the Pope, Justitia et Pax has issued a report demanding that no more human lives be sacrificed upon the altar of usury.

Currency Rates

The View from Manila: How the Debt Crisis Was Created

In late 1986, a small pamphlet on the international debt crisis was circulated in the Philippines, entitled: “Third World’s War: The Debt Fall-out,” by economist and business leader Antonio Valdez. We reprint sections here.


by Marcia Merry

A “Bonus” To Return Land to the Wild.

Russians Seek To Exploit U.S. Trade and Monetary Insanities

by Christopher White

It’s now official: The Russians are proposing an international monetary alternative to the U.S. dollar.

Business Briefs


How Much Should the Allies Spend on Military R&D?

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Discusses physical economy as the basis for an answer—and why no Western government, with the partial exception of Japan, seems to understand.


Secretary Weinberger Takes On the Decouplers

The real issues of SDI, the Western alliance, and the Socratic foundations of Western culture are addressed in some extraordinary speeches by the Pentagon chief.


Gorbachov Lays Basis for Sweeping Personnel Shifts

by Konstantin George

In an extraordinary six-hour speech at the Soviet Central Committee Plenum, the general secretary went after “resistance” to his war-economy buildup, and promised further housecleaning of the party and government apparat.

LaRouche Upstages Plenum on Moscow TV

by Luba George

The day of the Central Committee meeting, the lead news was an attack on the U.S. Presidential candidate.

Genscher, Trilateral Commission Are the Winners in German Election

by Rainer Apel

The pro-Moscow wing in each established party has been strengthened, leaving only the Patriots for Germany as a rallying point to save the Western alliance.

Non-Aligned Leaders Launch AFRICA Fund

by Susan Maitra

A summit meeting in New Delhi launched an initiative to save Africa from economic collapse and neo-colonialism—with Peru’s President Alan García playing a guiding role.

The Destruction of Western Culture; The Strange Case of Yuri Lyubimov

by David Goldman

Soviet “dissidents” of the artistic variety are the essence of Soviet policy toward the West.

International Intelligence


State of the Union: Don Regan ‘Hooverizes’ Reagan

by Webster G. Tarpley

But the President really has nothing to blame but his own ingrained ideological obsessions.

Failed Contra Policy Comes Under Fire

by Gretchen Small

The ouster of Elliott Abrams is the next essential step.

LaRouche Starts Bid in New Hampshire

by Marla Minnicino

Panic over AIDS Seizes United States

by Kathleen Klenetsky

The “Stop LaRouche” folks of yesterday have finally decided that something had better be done.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Inside the Pentagon

by Tecumseh

Maritime Strategy Not for Decoupling.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda

National News