Volume 15, Number 12, March 18, 1988



Stan Woosley

A theoretician at the UC-Santa Cruz and the Lick Observatory.

Stirling Colgate

A theoretician at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Thomas Prince

An experimentalist at the California Institute of Technology.

Donald Clayton

A theoretician who teaches at Rice University.

Monsignor M.

A veteran of the diplomatic service of the Holy See traces the last 30 years of the dramatic history of Lithuania, and describes the harsh conditions of the Catholic Church in the Soviet bloc countries.


Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Stooping Lower to the Banks.

Report from Bonn

by Volcker Hassmann

The Baden-Württemberg Elections.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

A Military War against Drugs?


Democracy in Harris County.


A Strategy of Justice: Reply to the Pope, Part 2

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Response to the Papal Encyclical, “intended to express ecumenical solidarity of the good men and women of the United States with the commitment to promote the true sovereignty of nations and persons, to recognize the inalienable right to economic development as intrinsic to such sovereignties, and to acknowledge the persistence of a great, intolerable wrong intrinsic to the present ordering of relevant features of the affairs among and within nations.”

AIDS Update

Masters and Johnson AIDS Study Raises Uproar


Financial Crisis: Is the Second Shoe about To Drop?

by Christopher White

The second quarter of 1988 may well turn out to be as turbulent as the fourth quarter of 1987.

Currency Rates

Brazil Stumbles into National Tragedy

by Mark Sonnenblick

Prince Charles Has a Plan for Pittsburgh

by Kathleen Klenetsky

It’s called, turning steel mills into flea markets.

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

Supernova’s Gamma Rays Unveil Continuous Creation

by David Cherry

Scientists continue to study the first explosion of a nearby star since the telescope was invented. Feb. 23 marked the anniversary of its first light.


Stan Woosley on “The detections, and nucleosynthesis,” Stirling Colgate on “The nickel-56 idea,” Thomas Prince, “Will we see more gamma-ray lines?” and Donald Clayton, “Can we detect the gamma background?”

Strategic Studies

Is the President To Be Declared Insane?

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Examines the implications of a pattern of news media leaks implying that President Reagan never existed, except as a deck of behavioral-modification cue cards from an Alice-in-Wonderland sort of political fantasy featuring Mrs. Nancy Davis Reagan as the Red Queen.


The Rising Global Costs of the U.S. War on Panama

by Gretchen Small

The U.S. media has begun a propaganda barrage to prepare for a military invasion, if that’s what it takes to oust General Noriega, and the Establishment appears oblivious to the risks involved.

Documentation: A sample of angry Ibero-American responses to the U.S. violation of Panamanian sovereignty.

Russians Tried To Kill the Pope, after Poland Got out of Control

by Maria Cristina Fiocchi

Interview of a veteran of the diplomatic service of the Holy See.

Afghan Refugees: A Danger to Pakistan

by Ramtanu Maitra

Unrest Spreads in Soviet Union, East Bloc Satellite Countries

by Mark Burdman

Mexican Connection to Medellín Cartel Uncovered in Series of Arrests

Moscow’s Drug State: Laos

by Linda de Hoyos

International Intelligence


LaRouche Backer Now Top Democrat in Houston

by Mel Klenetsky

Claude Jones won the party chairmanship handily, which may prove to be the most interesting and important development of the entire “Super Tuesday” electoral event.

Judge Orders Bush, White House Files Searched in Trial against LaRouche

Judge Robert Keeton also ordered an expanded search of CIA, FBI, and National Security Council files, after a week of dramatic courtroom fights in which it became clear that both the FBI and the CIA had sought to “penetrate” the LaRouche apparatus-and Oliver North and Richard Secord were involved.

How George Bush Ran All U.S. Intelligence Operations

It would seem he not only knew all about the Iran-Contra operations, but devised the policy that led to them.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

When Howard Baker Became President.

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Bush’s Super Tuesday a Pyrrhic Victory? — Dole Gets the Message — Dems Move toward Brokered Convention.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News