Volume 15, Number 8, February 19, 1988



Nasrallah Sfeir

The Maronite Patriarch defends Lebanon’s integrity.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Lothar Spaeth’s Moscow Trip.

Report from Rome

by Liliana Celani and Marco Fanini

The Last Days of Giovanni Goria.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Sarney Attacks the Vatican.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Cultural War on the Church.


The Need for New Leadership.


Reagan’s Last Budget Leaked: The Numbers Are Ridiculous

by Christopher White

It’s not clear if it’s the final form the package will take, or just intended to elicit feedback—and it also doesn’t really matter.

Prominent Signers Back ‘Stop Euthanasia’ Call

An “urgent appeal” has been issued by the Club of Life.

Schmidt’s Inter-Action Genocidalists Target Africa, Look to Moscow

by Mark Burdman

Currency Rates

The Guillaume Plan for Promoting Growth in Developing Countries

The text of a French Agriculture Ministry pamphlet on Minister François Guillaume’s proposal for promoting agriculture in the Third World.

Bolivia Swaps Debt for ... Bolivia

by Ricardo Martín


by Marion Peretti

“Set Aside” Fiasco Pushed in Europe.

City of London

by Stephen Lewis

New Threat to Market Stability.

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

Starpower: The Quest for Fusion Energy Today

How close are we to “breakeven” in this unlimited source of energy? Concluding a three-part series abridged from the Office of Technology Assessment’s recent report.


Noriega’s Accusations Reopen Iran-Contragate

by Gretchen Small

Panama’s problems with the Reagan administration began on Dec. 17, 1985, when General Noriega told John Poindexter that U.S. policy in Central America was nuts.

Documentation: Norman Bailey on getting rid of Panama’s army, the army’s official reply, and excerpts of a speech by General Noriega.

José Blandón: Paid To Lie

by Catalina Metzler

A first-hand report on the Senate Foreign Relations’ hearings, featuring Sen. John Kerry’s less-than-credible star witness.


Creativity and Curriculum in the Emerging Age of Nonlinear Physics

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Elaborates his policy on education, and insists that unless we return to the principles of classical secondary education, the next two generations will lack the ability to cope with the new forms of technological challenges presented during the remainder of this century and the early decades of the next.


Will Russia’s Military Solve Her Economic Mess?

by Criton Zoakos

At the helm of a culturally miserable land that could never accumulate anything for investment, the Russian military establishment’s options are constrained by what Western industrial-financial interests are willing to give them.

Lit Gaz Unloads Bile on LaRouche

Western intelligence specialists are carefully studying the latest extraordinary broadside against Lyndon and Helga LaRouche, from the poison pens at Moscow’s Literaturnaya Gazeta.

Soviets Orchestrate Border Conflagration against Thailand

by Linda de Hoyos

‘Wehrkunde’ Meeting Swallows INF Pact, Debates Myriad Ways To Wreck NATO

by George Gregory

A conference report from Munich: The entire debate raged inside the INF Treaty fishbowl, and the lid on the bowl was the so-called Iklé-Wohlstetter report.

International Intelligence


Senate Partisan Chaos Stalls INF Ratification

by Webster G. Tarpley

Opposition to the INF and its promise of a decoupled Europe and thus of Soviet world domination still has very little principled character, but the treaty has become a political football, and is taking a beating.

LaRouche to High School Students: Look to the Future, Colonize Space!

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

From the Presidential contender’s Feb. 5 address to 500 New Hampshire high school students.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Iowa Reshapes Republican Race — Analysts Agree: Recession in 1988.

Why the Senate Must Reject INF: A German Military Leader’s View

by Brig. Gen. Friedrich Wilhelm Grunewald (ret.)

National News