Volume 15, Number 13, March 25, 1988



Dr. Lando Bartoli

A leading Italian engineer and Brunelleschi scholar battles to reverse a 1979 intervention into the famous dome of Florence.

Book Reviews

Gorbachov: The Seventh Tyrant of the Empire

by Michael Ericson

Looks at Bakom Gorbatjovs Kulisser by Jun Lina.

The Establishment’s Romance with Moscow

by Rachel Douglas

Reviews A Question of Trust: The Origins of U.S.-Soviet Diplomatic Relations. The Memoirs of Loy W. Henderson.

Foreign Policy Seen from the Anti-Hill

by Laurent Murawiec

Nicholas Henderson’s Inside the Private Office: Memoirs of the Secretary to British Foreign Ministers is reviewed.

AIDS Update

Admiral Watkins on AIDS Health Care

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

AIDS: Heterosexual Victims On Rise in Brazil

European Community Stops AIDS Tests

Burton Defends Masters and Johnson

by William Jones


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Military Vacillations.

Middle East Report

by Thierry Lalevée

The Deal over Lebanon.

Andean Report

by Peter Rush

Voters Reject Barco Policies.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Will Panama Be Betrayed?

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

New Initiative in Punjab.

Mother Russia

Pamyat, and the Limits of Perestroika.


In the Footsteps of Kissinger.

Science & Technology

Can the Dome of Florence Cathedral Be Saved?

An Italian expert warns of the peril to Brunelleschi’s great engineering feat and masterwork of art, since the staging holes of the cupola were filled with cement.


A Second Quarter Payments Crisis Coming?

by Christopher White

When a top Swiss banking spokesman says central banks won’t continue to finance U.S. time-buying exercises, he will most likely turn out to be right.

Texas Banks Burst Insurance Safety Net

by Ron Bunnell

On March 17 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation pumped $1 billion into First RepublicBank, the largest bank company in Texas. Without the federal bailout, it would have collapsed.

Currency Rates

Poland’s Economy Set To Explode

by Luba George and Kazimierz Kowalski

Peru’s Alan García Initiates War Economy

by Valerie Rush

Asia: Moscow’s Satellites Face Food Crisis

by Linda de Hoyos

Single Europe Act: 1992: A Blueprint for a Neo-Fascist Europe

by William Engdahl

City of London

by Stephen Lewis

Baker Dollar Policy in Phase Two?


by Marcia Merry

U.S. Food Assistance Stocks Depleted.


by John Grauerholz, M.D.

Admiral Watkins on AIDS Health Care.

Business Briefs


How Soviet Moles Penetrated the Administration

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Bukharinite communists in the service of the KGB control U.S. counterintelligence policy and evaluations. Condensed from the soon-to-be-released sequel to EIR’s earlier special report, “Moscow’s Secret Weapon: Ariel Sharon and the Israeli Mafia,” March 1, 1986, with an introduction by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The Soviet Mole Network Running U.S. Counterintelligence


Post-Gorbachov Succession Fight Has Now Begun

by Konstantin George

What is really going on behind the Kremlin walls has been revealed through the recent events in the Soviet Transcaucasus republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Reagan Prepares a Military Intervention against Panama

by Gretchen Small

The lunatic Administration in Washington sent troops to Honduras, but few doubt who their real target is.

A Test Case of Limited Sovereignty

A fact sheet on Panama.

The Would-Be Next President of France Is Not His Own Man

A profile of candidate Raymond Barre, by the European Labor Party of France.

London Court Case Focuses on Irangate’s Gary Howard

by Mark Burdman

International Intelligence


U.S. Presidential Election Is Completely Up for Grabs

by Warren J. Hamerman

Counsel Walsh’s Irangate indictments and the rumblings of a potential economic blowout make the vice-president about as unelectable as his official Democratic opponents-and the long-shot campaign of Lyndon LaRouche has recently turned heads.

Supermac and Minibush: ‘The Last Wet Hope of the Establishment’

by Laurent Murawiec

Texas Democrats Slalom to Disaster

by Mel Klenetsky

In a replay of Illinois’s Adlai Stevenson suicide, the Texas Democrats are ripping up the Constitution and the rule-book to keep Party Chairman-Elect LaRouche Democrat Claude Jones out.

Heritage Foundation Pushes ‘Third Rome’

by Allen Douglas

What War on Drugs?—Part I: Washington Targets Nations, Not Mafias

by Dolia Estévez-Pettingell

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Dems Return to the Smoke-Filled Rooms.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Anti-SDI “Expert” Takes Rare Pounding from Press.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News