Volume 14, Number 17, April 24, 1987



Artur João Donato

by Lorenzo Carrasco

The president of the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro says Rio businessmen support government policy on debt.

Sen. Albano Franco

The president of Brazil’s National Confederation of Industries discusses his organization’s backing for the country’s debt moratorium.

Lt. Gen. Gerard C. Berkhof

by Michael Liebig

The Royal Netherlands Army officer who was Chief of Staff of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Forces Central Europe (AFCENT) discusses the threat posed to NATO by Soviet irregular warfare.

S.C. Birla

by K.D. Sharma

The advocate at the Supreme Court of India and secretary general of the All-India Bar Federation sees human rights violations in the United States and “the need for debate in the American legal field.”

Book Reviews

Pro-Harriman Book Charts Disaster Course of Eastern Establishment

by Mark Burdman

A look at The Wise Men, by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, portraying “The Architects of the American Century”: Averell Harriman, George Kennan, Robert Lovett, John J. McCloy, Dean Acheson, and Charles “Chip” Bohlen.


Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Giving Justice Its Due.

Mother Russia

by Luba George

Moscow Loves Venice.

Report from Rome

by Liliana Celani

Government Crisis Tied to Irangate.

Northern Flank

by Göran Haglund

A Finnish Grand Coalition.


A New Strategic Deterrent?

Science & Technology

Louis de Broglie, the Father of Wave Mechanics

by Laurent Rosenfeld

In a eulogy for one of the great physicists of the century, looks at quantum mechanics and the Copenhagen School’s interpretation of probabilistic waves.

From Frankfurt to New York in an Hour

by Laurent Rosenfeld

French engineers will unveil a model of a hypersonic airliner in June.

AIDS Alert

German MDs Demand AIDS Policy Shift

by Wolfgang Lillge, M.D.

Expert Decries AIDS Victims’ Euthanasia

Dole Backs Civil Rights for AIDS Virus

by Ronald Kokinda

Accuracy in Media Charges AIDS Cover-Up


Questions for Secretary James Baker III

by David Goldman

Now that Baker’s plan has, by his own admission, collapsed in the most humiliating fashion, what does Baker propose to do?

German MDs Demand AIDS Policy Shift

by Wolfgang Lillge, M.D.

Leading physicians outside the “official hierarchy” are calling for mass screening measures.

State Department Botches Attempt To Undermine Brazil’s Moratorium

by Mark Sonnenblick

Swindlers and Rasputins are set back—for now.

Currency Rates

Venezuela Rips Up Its Economy To Pay Debt

by Jaime Ramírez

The concessions granted to keep Venezuela from straying from the creditors’ fold were absurd.


by David Goldman

What Interest Rate Blows Out Thrifts?


by Marcia Merry

Washington Stalls as Credit Collapses.

Business Briefs


World Debt and the World Social-Democracy

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Charges that the current and past role of the Socialist International inside the government of the United States, and in the internal affairs of Central and South America, is a major contributing cause for the presently accelerating collapse of the international financial system. Part I of a two-part article.

Operation Juárez

A New Monetary Order: LaRouche’s 1982 Plan

Excerpts from LaRouche’s 1982 book-length proposal, Operation Juárez, continue EIR’s serialization of the Spanish-language Ibero-American Integration, 100 Million New Jobs by the Year 2000!

Operation Juárez: Thumbnail History of an Idea


U.S.-Soviet Affairs after Shultz’s Visit to Moscow

Contrary to appearances, the central issue in the U.S-Soviet relationship is not arms control, but a fight for the political and economic future of the so-called “developing sector.”

Soviets Vent Fears about LaRouche

by Nancy Spannaus

A new attack on the Western strategic thinker who the Russian leadership fears may already have great influence in the U.S. government.

New French Defense Program Gives Clear Answer to Soviet War Build-Up

by Yves Messer

Exclusive to EIR: the details of the plan for rapid and large-scale reinforcement of French defensive and offensive capabilities.

A French Military View: ‘National Neutralism’ Gains in Germany

From an analysis of the Jan. 25 elections in the Federal Republic published by the French defense ministry.

Shifting Alignments in the Mideast: Moscow Moves In To Pick Up the Chips

by Thierry Lalevée

Senior Aide to Rajiv Gandhi Is Forced Out

by Susan Maitra

First-rate cabinet member V.P. Singh is ousted in a third-rate political drama in New Delhi.

Dangerous Games Are Afoot in the Indian Subcontinent

by Linda de Hoyos

International Intelligence


New York Scandals Spell the End of Harriman Dems

by Mel Klenetsky

Democrat Mel Klenetsky, who challenged Koch, Cuomo, and Moynihan for public office in the early 1980s, assesses the crumbling of their corrupt political machine.

Crowded Democratic Field Helps LaRouche

by Webster G. Tarpley

As each contender eyes the competition, he is impressed by the number of fools and scoundrels in the pack, and says to himself: “If that jerk can be considered Presidential timber, why, so can I.”

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

State Department Writes Off Africa — Africa Could Play Role in U.S. Recovery.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda

National News