Volume 15, Number 3, January 15, 1988



Wolfgang Rihm

The standard bearer of the “New Simplicity” school of modern music, and one of the few Western modernists recognized by the Soviet cultural authorities.


How the Universe Works: Two Recent Books

by Carol White

Reviews Chaos—Making a New Science, by James Gleick, and Revolution in Science, by I. Bernard Cohen. The conceptual foundations for the breakthroughs required by science today were supplied by Johannes Kepler in the 17th century—and yet he is slandered as a “mystic” by modern historians of science.

Post-Industrial Age Dashed Blacks’ Hopes

by Mary Lalevée

Looks at Free at Last—What Really Happened When Civil Rights Came to Southern Politics, by Margaret Edds.

Books Received

New KGB History Skirts Lessons of the Trust

by Allen and Rachel Douglas

Review Chekisty: A History of the KGB, by John J. Dziak.


Report from Rome

by Giorgio Prinzi

Nuclear Engineers Prepare Revolt.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Bush League Pushes Germans East.

Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

Egypt: A Regional Superpower Again.

Dateline Mexico

by Héctor Apolinar

Church Rejects Suicide Pact.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Moscow Escalates Takeover Bid.

Mother Russia

by Luba George

“Memory” of Imperial Past Revived.


LaRouche’s Power.

AIDS Update

A Chaste Carnival Planned in Rio

Virginia Doctors Can Report AIDS Carriers


The Central Bankers Are Now on the Chopping Block

by Christopher White

The Group of Seven’s “coordinated action” was intended to create a “bear trap” for speculators against the dollar. But it will only increase the very instability which the bankers claim they are reducing.

Morgan Bank Hawks ‘Debt Relief’ Swindle to Brazilian Government

by Mark Sonnenblick

The much-touted deal with Mexico will save the country a mere $137 million a year—less than 2% of what it is now paying. Now Morgan Guaranty’s “Rube Goldberg” scheme is being offered to other debtor countries.

Meet John Law: Author of the Mississippi Bubble ‘Recovery’

by Nancy Spannaus

The story of the takeover of the finances of France by a wily Scots speculator in the 18th century. His coup sounds fantastic—until you realize the same thing is going on today!

Currency Rates

President Raúl Alfonsín of Argentina: Going, Going, Gone?

by Robyn Quijano

City of London

by Stephen Lewis

Morgan Move Could Trigger New Crisis.


by John Grauerholz, M.D.

New Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Business Briefs


Glasnost and the Magicians of Venice

by David Goldman

The promotion of what passes for Russian culture in the West—notably in Nancy Reagan’s White House—has been the subject of an intensive effort by Venetian noble families and their collaborators for a long time. This effort, in turn, draws upon a more bizarre and far-reaching project: the synthesis of a Nietzschean ideology to replace Augustinian culture in the West. A “cultural counterintelligence” analysis.


The New Yalta and the Holocaust in Afghanistan

by Konstantin George

Euphoria over the prospects of an early Soviet withdrawal is premature; the same thing happened this time last year, though many have forgotten it. And the carnage continues.

Colombian Regime Rolls Over and Plays Dead for Dope Traffickers

by Javier Almario and Valerie Rush

Cocaine king Jorge Luis Ochoa walked out of prison waving a judge’s release order—and the Barco government didn’t lift a finger to stop him.

Terror Wave Engulfs Sri Lanka Accord

by Susan Maitra

U.S.-Israel Ties Undergoing Shift?

by Joseph Brewda

International Intelligence


The Coming Peripeteia of George Bush

by Webster G. Tarpley

Big trouble ahead for Bush’s Presidential aspirations, as the bankers conclude he can’t deliver on austerity—or anything else—and the stock market takes another plunge.

Fear of LaRouche Grows among state Democratic Party Officials

by Mel Klenetsky

The wildest imaginable machinations are under way to keep the only candidate with something to say away from the voters.

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

FEC Gives Special Handling to Hart — Hart To Open Door for Cuomo?

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Customs Head Wants To Down Drug Planes — Cruel New Twist to Euthanasia Push.

National News