Volume 15, Number 27, July 1, 1988



Moshe Amirav

The spokesman for the Israel Council for Peace and Security, created in April, talks to Middle East Insider about the organization’s aims.

Book Reviews

The Blooming of a Delphic Fraud

by Mark Burdman

Reviews The Closing of the American Mind, by Allan Bloom.

‘What Is Our Goal in Korea? I Don’t Know’

by Mary McCourt Burdman

A look at The Korean War by Max Hastings.

Books Received

AIDS Update

Should ‘AIDS’ Be Renamed ‘CNSD,’ ‘Central Nervous System Disease’?

AIDS in India: National Debate Provoked on How To Meet the Threat

by Susan Maitra

Alarming Increase in Deaths of Young Women

Eco-Nazis Welcome AIDS To Reduce World Population

by Mark Burdman


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

No Relief for Third World Debtors.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Officials Resisting Austerity Purged.

Dateline Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

Pro-Drug Cabal in Legalization Drive.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Leadership Vacuum in Colombia.


Pray for Rain???

Science & Technology

Defense Science Board Sets Out to ‘ALPS’ the SDI

by Charles B. Stevens

Analyzes the nightmarish implications of the Defense Science Board’s report on the Strategic Defense Initiative—the last act in a monstrous abortion.

Ariane Rocket Moves into Industrial Phase

by Philippe Jamet and Laurent Rosenfeld


‘Drought of ’88’ Threatens Food, Energy Shortage

by Marcia Merry

Even in Biblical times, it was known that droughts can occur. So why has food production and capacity been deliberately cut, and why have water infrastructure projects been blocked?

Munich Club of Life Conference Mobilizes against Euthanasia

by Nancy Spannaus

A new phase of the battle against the spread of Nazi practices.

Currency Rates

Should ‘AIDS’ Be Renamed ‘CNSD,’ ‘Central Nervous System Disease’?

The Fourth International AIDS conference in Stockholm heard plenty of evidence that the disease is primarily neurological, but the World Health Organization does not seem to be listening.

AIDS in India: National Debate Provoked on How To Meet the Threat

by Susan Maitra

Business Briefs


FBI Invades Pentagon in Pro-Moscow Coup

by Paul Goldstein

The Pentagon raids fit into a four-phase “cold coup d’état” inside the U.S. government.

How the Assault Was Carried Out

by Leo Scanlon

The Traitors’ Cabal within the Department of Justice

by Jeffrey Steinberg

The Precedent: Beggs and General Dynamics

by Marsha Freeman

The Defense Budget: A Study in Decline

by Carol White

Crusaders of the Anti-Defense Lobby


Toronto Summit Prescribes Bigger Austerity-Poison Dose

by Nicholas F. Benton

Documentation: the text of the “Annex on Structural Reforms” appended to the final communiqué.

Settlement for Kampuchea? Not Yet

by Linda de Hoyos

New Commander Named for Soviet Transcaucasus

by Konstantin George

EKD Lauds Russian Orthodox Anti-Semites

Israel’s ‘New Voices’ Seek Policy Change

Interview with Moshe Amirav, spokesman for the Israel Council for Peace and Security.

Destabilization of Turkey Barely Averted after Hit Attempt on Premier

Are New ‘Irangate’ Deals in the Works?

by Thierry Lalevée

Japan, West Germany Recognize Panama’s Solís Palma Government

by Robyn Quijano

Mexican Government Tries To Behead Labor Movement on Eve of Elections

by Héctor Apolinar

Mexico’s PAN, Panama’s Crusade Follow KGB Manual from Harvard

by Dolia Estévez-Pettingell

Eco-Nazis Welcome AIDS To Reduce World Population

by Mark Burdman

Indian Elections Give Congress-I Party a Jolt

by Ramtanu Maitra

International Intelligence


FSLIC Hole Deepens, as Budget Sequestration Looms

by Webster G. Tarpley

Even as James Baker engaged in his latest machinations to keep the economy afloat long enough to make George Bush President, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board was announcing a new all-time record loss of $3.8 billion by the nation’s thrift institutions.

DoJ’s ‘Pentagate’ Is Just Beginning

by Leo Scanlon

Statements by the prosecutors make clear that this is an open-ended attack on the defense community.

Senator Grassley: A Profile in Treason

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Democratic Meetings Provide Clues to Atlanta Convention

by Patricia Salisbury

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Bush, Dukakis Team Up To Wreck War on Drugs.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Japan at Toronto: Patience Running Out.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News