Volume 14, Number 37, September 18, 1987



Franklin Chang Díaz

by Marsha Freeman

The first Hispanic-American astronaut talks to EIR’s Marsha Freeman about man’s role in space.


Nonlinear Radiation: The True Total War

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

During the span of the coming four to five years, almost certainly, a technological revolution in warfare will have completed its first phase. It will be more awesome than that which exploded over Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in 1945. The full electromagnetic spectrum, from less than 10 Hertz into the gamma-ray region, will emerge as the arsenal which dominates the arenas of strategic and tactical conflict.

Seminar in Munich Looks at Radio-Frequency Weapons

by George Gregory

AIDS Update

Los Alamos Reports Mutation of AIDS Virus

For an Apollo-Style Crash Research Effort, and Public Health Measures

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

AIDS Hearings: Crisis Management Won’t Work


Report from Rio

by Andrea Olivieri

Brazil Forced To Back Down.

Africa Report

by Mary Lalevée

Toward an African Debt Club?

Report from Rome

by Antonio Gaspari

The Green Menace.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Why Was Honecker Sent to Bonn?

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Valdez

At the Crossroads.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

A “Shining Path” for Colombia?


When the Japanese go marching out.

Science & Technology

Toward a ‘Space Agency’ for All of Latin America

by Marsha Freeman

Space Shuttle Astronaut Franklin Chang Díaz describes his research in fusion propulsion, and his proposal for a Latin American space agency.

Brazil’s Ambitious Program Points Toward Continent-Wide Space Agency

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa


Texas Bank Failure Shows Cracks in the System

by Christopher White

The collapse of Houston’s largest bank doesn’t reflect simply “oil patch” problems, but is more likely a prelude to a broader crash.

IMF Gets the ‘No’ Vote in Election Defeat for Argentina’s Alfonsín

by Cynthia R. Rush

There are few international bankers who are not sweating profusely as they examine the results.

Currency Rates

Foreign Exchange

by David Goldman

Europe Prepares for Dollar Crash.

City of London

by Stephen Lewis

Why the Central Bankers Are Worried.

Brazil Achieves Uranium Enrichment and Closes Nuclear Fuel Cycle

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

It took eight years of intense work to realize the dreams of former President Getulio Vargas.

Domestic Credit

by David Goldman

How Far Will Interest Rates Rise?

Labor in Focus

by Joyce Fredman

Auto Industry Run Over by “Recovery.”

Business Briefs


The U.S. Constitution: Two Hundred Years Later

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

“Our federal Constitution of 1787 has endured the tests of time, as no other in the history of mankind has been able to meet that test,” writes Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., in a Bicentennial tribute. “This year, we celebrate the anniversary of this Constitution with the publication of a major work currently in progress at the printer, historian Graham Lowry’s How the Nation Was Won.”

A Little Bicentennial Detective Story

by Anton Chaitkin

Looks into a new angle on Shays’ Rebellion, the uprising that convinced many American leaders that a permanent national government was needed.

The American Debt Crisis: Need It Destroy Us?

by David Goldman

Reviews The National Debt by Lawrence Malkin and Beyond Our Means by Alfred L. Malabre, Jr.

Books in Brief

Mars 1999 by Brian O’Leary, and Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journeys by Michael Collins.

Books Received


Washington Slides Toward Pact with Moscow

by Konstantin George

The Intermediate Nuclear Force (INF) accord would terminate the U.S. nuclear presence in Western Europe, and thus leave the continent prey to Soviet intimidation and blackmail—and glasnost is a key part of the process.

Arrest of Italian Arms Smugglers Rocks West Europe’s ‘Irangate’ Apparatus

by Umberto Pascali

“It’s as if Rockefeller had been arrested,” said one observer.

Real Issues Avoided in Danish Elections

by Poul Rasmussen

Chad Strikes Blow against Qaddafi

by Mary Lalevée

Pakistan: State Dept. Feeds Anti-American Wave

by Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence


International Panel Blasts Persecution of LaRouche

by Nicholas F. Benton

“No truthful man or woman who has received this testimony could help but be struck by the power and influence of LaRouche and his movement.... We have also received an enormous amount of evidence, alarming in its implications, of the violation of fundamental constitutional rights of LaRouche and those associated with him and his presidential campaign.”

Pope John Paul II Celebrates Bicentennial of U.S. Constitution

The speech the Pontiff delivered on Sept. 10 in Miami, Florida, at a meeting with President Reagan.

Blind Terror Threat to Public Figures

by Ira Liebowitz

For an Apollo-Style Crash Research Effort, and Public Health Measures

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

The testimony of Dr. John Grauerholz before the President’s commission on AIDS Sept. 9.

AIDS Hearings: Crisis Management Won’t Work

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Jackson and the Democrats’ Dilemma — Trump Card—But Whose Is It? — Pat Robertson on the Skids.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Washington Columnist Upbraids Press Corps.

National News