Volume 15, Number 35, September 2, 1988



Michel Lecoq

by Garance Upham Phau

The head of PRIFAS, a French organization specialized in fighting locusts, discusses the use of the pesticide dieldrin.

Book Reviews

NATO Is Into Chaos

by Warren J. Hamerman

Reviews Chaos in Biological Systems, by H. Degn et al., eds.

Books Received

AIDS Update

German Physicians Fed Up with ‘Condom Education,’ Seek Public Health Steps

by Jutta Dinkermann

AIDS Victim Awarded Damages for ‘Slander’

Study Admits Twice as Many AIDS Victims


From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

India Reacts to Pakistan Tragedy.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Hostage to Crime and Terrorism.

Northern Flank

by Göran Haglund

Abu Nidal’s Cells Tolerated in Sweden.

Andean Report

by Carlos Méndez

No Bailout for Poor Venezuela.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Citibank Saves Its Finance Minister.


Congress and the Drug Issue.

Science & Technology

The Truth Comes Out about the X-Ray Laser

by Charles B. Stevens

Reports the declassification breakthrough that allowed Edward Teller to reveal the facts on a defensive superweapon, on which, until now, only EIR has given accurate reports.

Documentation: Teller, EIR record on the x-ray laser.


Interest Rates and Prices Skyrocket

by Christopher White

The fiscal and financial expectations of the U.S. government have been shattered once again.

Nine Million Tons of Food Exports Needed

by Marcia Merry and Elizabeth Kellogg

EIR’s calculation of the requirement to meet survival grain levels for 66 nations, even before the full effects of drought, floods, and locusts are known.

The Dieldrin Story: How U.S. Environmentalists Ensured the Survival of Locusts in Africa

by J. Gordon Edwards

Entomologist J. Gordon Edwards reports that, at a time of locust plague in Africa, the most effective weapon has been excluded from the fight.

Currency Rates

AIDS: German Physicians Fed Up with ‘Condom Education,’ Seek Public Health Steps

by Jutta Dinkermann

Argentina: Alfonsín Booed over IMF Shock Plan

by Cynthia R. Rush

International Credit

by William Engdahl

That European Central Bank Plan.


by William Jones

Drought Hits the Farm Banks.

Energy Insider

by Marsha Freeman

Two More Utilities Face Bankruptcy.

Business Briefs


Matushka Rus and the Fight To Seize the Holy Places

by Muriel Mirak

The Soviet plan is to exalt the Russian Church into the hegemonic force within orthodoxy, and from there to bid for the leadership of Christendom as a whole. Muriel Mirak reports on this thousand-year-old Russian imperial dream, which has taken on new life in recent months under the aegis of the Reagan-Gorbachov summits and “regional peace accords.”


Captive Nations Protest against Soviet Oppression

by Luba George

The crisis of national unrest sweeping the Russian empire is rapidly coming to a head, in Poland, the Baltic republics, and the Ukraine.

Polish Crisis: More Unrest To Come

by Konstantin George

Pakistan Tensions Are Muted Following the Death of Zia

by Linda de Hoyos

IRA Sets Off Summer Terror vs. Britain

by Mark Burdman

The attacks on British soldiers are only an element of a continent-wide Soviet-backed wave of irregular warfare.

Kissinger, Abrams Threaten Mexico

by Hugo López Ochoa

The international banking oligarchy wants to impose its Presidential candidate—at all costs.

Dreams or Reality: Bidding for the Gulf

by Thierry Lalevée

How the Nazis Ruined Musical Tuning

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Goebbels’s Radio Berlin organized the conference which decided to tune the “Concert A” to 440 Hertz.

International Intelligence


U.S. Allies ‘Horrified’ at Prospect of Dukakis

by Mark Burdman and Kathleen Klenetsky

But spokesmen for the Soviet Union have made it abundantly clear that the Massachusetts Governor is their choice for President.

Three Suspects Held in Assault on EIR’s Benton

Dukakis Meat-Axes Funds for Mentally Ill

by Kathleen Klenetsky

LaRouche Dem Builds Oklahoma Machine

by Mel Klenetsky

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Vets Jeer Democrats.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Bias Threatens To Undo Media.

National News