Volume 15, Number 4, January 22, 1988



Report from Paris

by Christine Bierre

What Kind of New Monetary System?

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

The Battle for the Ruhr.

Report from Rome

by Galliano Maria Speri

Eleven Million Poor in Italy.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

The Risk of Militarization.

Northern Flank

by Göran Haglund

Premier Ryzhkov Visits Stockholm.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Naxalite Violence Tests Leadership.


Berlin: Pawn in a Policy Swindle.


Brady Report Proposes Hyperinflation Machine

by Christopher White

They’ll do anything to defend the indefensible, including having the Federal Reserve pour in liquidity in the face of any threat to the biggest financial bubble in history.

For the First Time Since the Czars, Russians Test Western Bond Markets

by William Engdahl

Currency Rates

Soviet Infant Deaths at Third World Level

by Luba George

Little Progress in Japan-U.S. Summit

by Nicholas F. Benton

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

Prospects for Treating AIDS Infection with Radio Waves

by Robert Gallagher and John Grauerholz, M.D.

Summarize a pioneering study recently presented to a conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

Book Reviews

Groton-Yale Author Mimics Soviet Attack on U.S.

by Mark Burdman

Reviews Mortal Splendor: The American Empire in Transition by Walter Russell Mead.

Tarnish on George Bush’s Silver Spoon

by Nicholas F. Benton

A review of Looking Forward: An Autobiography by George Bush, with Victor Gold.

AIDS Update

Infant Infections High in New York

‘AIDS Has a Simple Solution; Let People Die’


Mexico’s Ruin Began with Miguel de la Madrid

by Carlos Cota Meza

Despite all the pious euphemisms to the contrary, De la Madrid’s government reversed the accomplishments of his predecessors and handed Mexico over to the dictates of the International Monetary Fund from the day it took office.

Poverty, Death Are Cost of Mexican ‘Solidarity Pact’ with Wall Street

by Dolia Estévez-Pettingell

The Economic Solidarity Pact: Another Still-Born Program

by Carlos Valdez

Mexican State Heads for Bankruptcy

by Peter Rush


Kalmanowich Affair Shows KGB-Israeli Mafia Link

by Thierry Lalevée and Joseph Brewda

Bill Casey would have been proud of him: He made a fortune while doing espionage—and his case only proves yet again that a powerful section of the Israeli establishment is aligned with Moscow.

Colombians See Nation Imperiled, Call for Coup To Fight Drug Mob

by Valerie Rush

So complete is the drug mafia’s takeover of Colombia’s governing institutions, that voices have been raised for a one-year executive dictatorship.

Documentation: Enrique Gómez Hurtado’s letter to President Barco.

Bloodbath Scheme Fizzles in Panama

by Gretchen Small

Local Elections To Expose Fatal Weakness of Aquino’s Government

by Linda de Hoyos

Soviets Launch New Bid To Smash Poland

by Luba George

International Intelligence


Mad Strategy Will Cede Europe to Soviet Control

by Nicholas F. Benton

The report by the President’s Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy amounts to a recommendation for “pre-emptive surrender” to the Russians, and it has provoked shock and amazement around the world.

Documentation: Excerpts from the commission report, “Discriminate Deterrence,” and from the remarks of Secretary of the Navy James Webb at the National Press Club Jan. 13.

California Group Wants Lethal Injections for Ill Patients

by Linda Everett

Exactly as under Hitler’s Nazis.

A Big Scandal Hits Michael Dukakis

by Katherine Notley

Bush-League Sleaze: Who’s Who behind the VP’s Candidacy

by Scott Thompson

Gov’t Shifts Strategy in ‘LaRouche’ Trial

State Anti-LaRouche Cases Unraveling?

Elephants and Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Candidate, Candidate, Who’s Got a Candidate? — Getting on the Gore Bandwagon — Bush Downgrades SDI in Talks with Gorbachov.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

“Legal Thinking” Blocks Action vs. Soviet ABM

National News