Volume 15, Number 31, August 5, 1988



Dr. Adriano Quintana

The president of the National Federation of Graingrowers of Colombia (Fenalce) argues for a change in policy that would enable Colombia to become self-sufficient in grain production.

Book Reviews

A Man Who Loved Both the Stars and Great Music

by Warren J. Hamerman

A Man Who Loved the Stars: The Autobiography of John A. Brashear.

Modern Aviation’s Debt to ‘Kelly’ Johnson

by Leo Scanlon

More Than My Share of It All, by Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson, with Maggie Smith.

A Message ‘Too Big To Handle’

by Katherine Kanter

Kathleen, the Life of Kathleen Ferner, 1912-1953, by Maurice Leonard.

The Founder of the British Royal Ballet

by Katherine Kanter

Ninette de Valois, Idealist Without Illusions, by K. Sorley Walker; sections by N. de Valois.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

A Marshall Plan for the Third World.

Report from Rio

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa

Weimar Hyperinflation Hits.

Africa Report

by Mary Lalevée

Maneuvering over Strategic Resources.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

Hare Krishnas, and Soviets.

Report from Rome

by Antonio Gaspari

Greens Defend Toxic-Waste Dumpers.

Dateline Mexico

by Héctor Apolinar

Fall of a “Godfather.”


Margaret Thatcher Lays Down the Law.


First RepublicBank Is Declared Insolvent

by Christopher White

The biggest bank liquidation in history looks like it may be the test case for more to come, as financial regulators prepare to turn the country’s assets over to foreign creditors.

Drought Relief Bill Won’t Do the Job

by Patricia Salisbury

Soviet Health: As Bad as the Third World

by Aglaja Beyes

Even the Soviet magazine Nash Sovremenik admits,“If we had preserved the level of infant mortality of the year 1960, we would not have lost 17-18 million people.”

International Credit

by Héctor Apolinar

So Much for the Mexican Model.

Colombian Graingrowers Could Feed Their Nation, If Policy Were Changed

Interview of Dr. Adriano Quintana, president of the National Federation of Graingrowers of Colombia.

Currency Rates

Bank Failures


by Marcia Merry

A Chain Reaction of Crises.

Business Briefs


Is Reliable Electric Power a Thing of the Past?

by Marsha Freeman

Large sections of the United States are facing a disappearance of reliable power. This summer’s heat wave has increased the stress on a system which has been made vulnerable to any departure from the “normal.”


Superpower Deals: The Coming Threat of ‘Peace’

by Thierry Lalevée and Konstantin George

The cynical map-redrawing will not ameliorate, but rather worsen, the conditions of economic looting, oppression, and genocide which cause war—while the Western alliance is dismantling its ability to fight such a war.

Asia: Shultz Midwifes Sino-Soviet Deal

by Linda de Hoyos

Pope Celebrates Baptism of Kievan Rus Together with the Ukrainians

by Irene Beaudry and Luba George

U.S. Tries New Dirty Tricks against Panama

by Gretchen Small

Cárdenas: Mexican Regime Throws Provocateur Bombs

by Hugo López Ochoa

Drug Mob Plans ‘Independent Republics,’ Warns Defense Minister of Colombia

by Valerie Rush

Documentation: Defense Minister Rafael Samudio’s Report to the National Congress.

Tactical Air Meet 88: Can NATO Still Defend Europe?

by Dean Andromidas and Andreas Ranke

Report on the sixth semi-annual Tactical Air Meet 88, which occurred amid growing doubts among Western military experts over U.S. support for the defense of Europe.

Thailand Votes for Industrialization

by Sophie Tanapura and Linda de Hoyos

International Intelligence


Weld, Burns Admit They Tried To Trap Meese

by William Jones

The renegades from the Justice Department found themselves on the hot seat, in Senate hearings.

Packard Blasts ‘Police-State Tactics’ in Pentagon Procurement Scandal

by Leo Scanlon

LaRouche Lawyers Slam Government Misconduct in Boston Trial

There is not an aspect of the criminal justice process which was not tainted by government misconduct, says the defense brief.

Profile: Michael Dukakis: The Democratic Nominee Is Worse than Jimmy Carter

by Kathleen Klenetsky

‘Anti-Fraud’ Clique Asks Vendetta Powers

by Leo Scanlon

The crowd behind Pentagate demands a blatant abrogation of the U.S. Constitution.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

West German Leader’s White House Ordeal.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News