Volume 14, Number 31, August 7, 1987


Book Reviews

Burning Issue of Our Time: What’s At Stake in Modern Music?

by David Goldman

Looks at Music, Mysticism, and Magic: A Sourcebook by Joscelyn Godwin.

Science & Technology

The Space Transport Needs for Mars Colonization

by Charles B. Stevens

Reviews the prospects of space transport with a view to achieving a permanent colony on Mars within 40 years. Part of an ongoing series on new methods of space propulsion.

What Is Nuclear Fusion?

Nuclear Reactions for Rockets

Nuclear Energy: Power Blackouts Loom in New England

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Which Government Negotiates?

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Caught in the Persian Gulf Trap.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Porfirio Díaz Reincarnated?

Andean Report

by Mark Sonnenblick

The Greening of Bolivia.


Bush Campaigns against LaRouche.

AIDS Update

World Health Organization Fails To Silence AIDS Debate in Asia

by Sophie Tanapura

‘Guerrilla Clinics’ Springing Up in U.S.

Elderly Shouldered with AIDS Costs

by Ronald Kokinda

Koop: no AIDS tests for pregnant women


Secretary James Baker: ‘Après moi, le déluge’

by David Goldman

If Louis XV, to whom are attributed the words, “After me, the flood,” had had advisors like Jim Baker, the French Revolution would have occurred a dozen years early.

World Health Organization Fails To Silence AIDS Debate in Asia

by Sophie Tanapura

The WHO’s Australia conference of 27 Asia-Pacific nations was just another attempt to prevent governments from doing anything about AIDS.

Currency Rates

Foreign Exchange

by Joyce Fredman

Taiwan To Buy U.S., Cheap.

West Germany’s Crucial Steel Industry Faces ‘Euthanasia Program’

by Birgit Vitt


by Marcia Merry

Congress Tries To Rescue FCS.

Overcoming the Reagan ‘Recovery’

by Joyce Fredman

Boosting Food Output from Virginia Can Help Meet World Food Needs.

Business Briefs


Gorbachov’s ‘Perestroika’ as a Plan for War

by Susan Welsh

As pressures mount for an arms agreement and a summit, the U.S. press is blacking out the obvious fact that the Russian leader’s much-heralded perestroika is nothing but a massive war economy mobilization.

Soviet Economy Restructured for Marshal Ogarkov’s War Build-Up

by Rachel Douglas


Candidate LaRouche Visits NATO Ally Turkey

He met with Prime Minister Turgut Özal, among others, and told a press conference that some Americans value the alliance with Turkey.

Peruvian President Alan García Declares War on the Drug Economy

by Sara Madueño

In a July 28 message to the nation, he changed all the rules, nationalizing the banks and imposing strict exchange controls.

Documentation: Excerpts from García’s speech and from a July 31 interview on Mexican TV.

The Catholic Church Warns ‘Total War’ Imminent in Colombia

by Valerie Rush

The bishops are throwing their considerable moral weight behind defending the nation from narcoterrorism’s growing power.

Stakes Go Up in the Panama Crisis

by Carlos Potes

Soviets Unnerved by LaRouche Again

Once again, the Kremlin’s New Times publication devoted six pages to attacking the presidential candidate.

LaRouche and the Paris Trial

by Ralph de Toledano

Copley News Service’s Ralph de Toledano takes a look at the suit.

Rogers on the Zero Option: ‘We Must Reconsider What We’re Doing’

Gen. Bernard Rogers speaks out.

International Intelligence


Federal Bankruptcy Haunts Capitol Hill

by David Goldman

If America is governed by law, to look at Congress in the face of the debt ceiling crisis, you would think it was Murphy’s Law.

Inside the ‘Secret Government’: Irangate Mystery Man Roy Godson

by Herbert Quinde

North’s ‘Berlin Wall’ on Mexican Border

by Dolia Estévez-Pettingell

His testimony outlined a scenario for invasion of Central and South America that would make the Kremlin smile.

What Hitler Could Not Do, New Jersey Did

by Linda Everett

Patients can now be murdered at relatives’ request.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Reagan’s Contradiction on Superconductivity — U.S. Media Loves Gorbachov, “glasnost” — “War on Drugs” Caving In.

Congressional Closeup

by Ronald Kokinda

National News