Volume 15, Number 2, January 8, 1988


Book Reviews

Back channels—the oldest profession?

by Janine Benton

Looks at The Strategies of Zeus by Gary Hart.

Science & Technology

Why the Russians Lead in Controlling the Biosphere

by Warren J. Hamerman

The conceptual basis of the Soviet scientific advantage in control of the biosphere: V.I. Vernadsky and the Russian school of biogeochemistry.

Plasma and Laser Technologies Led Industrial Research in 1987

by Robert Gallagher


Report from Rio

by Marco Monteiro

Bresser Forced To Resign.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

A Battle over the German Conservatives.

Andean Report

by Robyn Quijano

Peru Takes a Step Backward.


Why Is America Grounded?

AIDS Update

Laboratory worker contracts AIDS

AMA publicizes San Francisco AIDS testing

AIDS infected show mental impairment


The New Mexican Debt Plan: A War among Paper Titans

It is another example of the brutal “give and take” approach: Mexico gives, and the U.S. banks take, everything—with the twist that Morgan may eliminate some of its competition in the process.

East-West Population Deal Aired in Germany

by Mark Burdman

1987 Debt Crisis in Review: Bankers Break Brazil’s Moratorium

by Peter Rush

Currency Rates


by Marcia Merry

An Attack on Mechanization.

Business Briefs


Appeasement Grows: Bush Backers Finlandize Germany

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Reagan and Bush’s appeasement gifts to Moscow have been compounded by U.S. pressures on Germany to reorient its economy toward Moscow—all to try and ensure that Bush or Dole is the next President, even if it means Moscow is the next world empire.

The Russian Game behind Ariel Sharon’s Jerusalem Move

by Mark Burdman

INF Treaty Opposed by Ad Campaign

Crimes of Richard Burt: Ambassador to Germany Celebrates INF with ‘Psychological Disarmer’ of U.S.

by Mark Burdman and Gabriele Liebig

The Persian Gulf: From Military Build-Up to Disengagement

by Thierry Lalevée

Weinberger’s policy has been effectively reversed, promising the Soviets a major victory in the region.

1988: Russian Arch-Chauvinists Rise to Limelight as Jubilee Year Opens

by Luba George

Asian Illusions about U.S. Friendship Fade, as Moscow Mops Up in Region

by Linda de Hoyos

International Intelligence


The Right and Wrong Usages of the Term ‘Reason’

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Focuses upon the distinctions between reason and logic, the two forms of mental behavior which contend for the title of “rational,” in order to more clearly attack the problem of the spread of irrationalism in the policy-shaping institutions of government and in the habits of popular opinion.


LaRouche Asks: ‘Will Ronald Reagan Resign?’

That is the best inference from the way that George Bush’s “old boy” backers in the intelligence community are currently behaving.

George Bush: Arming the Ayatollah

by Scott Thompson

A little-known angle on “Irangate.”

U.S.-Soviet Joint Censorship Afoot?

by Joseph Brewda

LaRouche’s Lawyer Tells Jury: ‘This Is Straight, Raw Politics’

Odin Anderson’s opening statement in the Boston trial explains why the government wants to “get LaRouche,” and why the government’s so-called witnesses are willing to lie their heads off to “get LaRouche.”

Senate Says Panama’s Military ‘No. 1 Threat’

by Gretchen Small

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Sprinkel’s Optimism Veils Deep Fears.

Congressional Closeup

by Kathleen Klenetsky

National News