Volume 15, Number 36, September 9, 1988



Michael Ericson

by Nora Hamerman

The leader of the European Labor Party in Sweden discusses September elections and the “Swedish model” of dictatorship.

Science & Technology

X-Ray Laser: The Full Documentary Record

by Charles B. Stevens

Part 2 of the report on the revelations contained in recently declassified materials, confirming the importance EIR’s reportage has attached to this technology.


Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Valdez

PRI, Government Splitting Apart.

Middle East Report

by Selim al Khodr

Drug Routes Being Reorganized.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

A “Partisan” Solution for Colombia?


The New Worldwide Debt Crisis.


World Food Production and Stocks Plunge

by Marcia Merry and Robert Baker

Notwithstanding the Agriculture Department’s wild overestimates, the combination of low harvests in North America, and the decline in the high-productivity farm sector abroad, amount to a catastrophe.

$11 Billion of ‘Monopoly Money’

by Joyce Fredman

Federal regulatory agencies are issuing promissory notes to bail out bankrupt S&Ls, because they are as bankrupt as the S&Ls.

Currency Rates

FDIC Figures Hide Real Bank Failures

by Joyce Fredman and John Hoefle

Prices Explode in Yugoslavia

by Rachel Douglas


by William Engdahl

A Threat to Strategic Minerals.


by Marcia Merry

Schools Get “Long Distance” Milk.

Business Briefs


Perestroika’ Rips Ruhr Industrial Zone of Germany

Once a model region for industrial might, technological innovation, and high-quality products, the region is being systematically “restructured” into a crime-ridden “services center,” harbinger of West Germany’s collapse into the status of a Soviet protectorate.


Sabotage Not Ruled Out in Ramstein Air Disaster

by Michael Liebig and Jeffrey Steinberg

The calls to end low-flying aerobatics at military air shows certainly activates sabotage as an hypothesis.

What Next for Pakistan?

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

As the Afghan crisis becomes critical, the unsolved murder of a President and fragmented political parties cast uncertain shadows.

Government Ultimatum Ends Polish Strikes

by Konstantin George

Soviets Brag: Moscow is the Third Rome, Seat of World Empire

by Konstantin George and Luba George

The July issue of Novy Mir proves that the Soviet Union is governed by a tripartite regime of the Communist Party, the military, and the Russian Orthodox Church—united under the banner of Russian chauvinist “blood and soil.”

Soviets Promote Pugwash To Further Self-Destruction of the West

by Scott Thompson

A Palestinian State by the New Year?

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Soviets Back IRA in War on Britain

by Mark Burdman

IMF ‘Shock’ Plan Set To Rip Up Peru

by Gretchen Small

Panama Warns of U.S. Military Intervention

by Carlos Wesley

International Intelligence


U.S. Stiffens Resistance to Russian SDI Blackmail

by Nicholas F. Benton and William Jones

Dukakis’s Secret Government

The real, rotten story behind the Governor’s Massachusetts administration. Part 1 of a series by an EIR Investigative Team.

Iran’s ‘Class of ’79’ Boosts Mike Dukakis

by Scott Thompson

Have U.S. Media Gone ‘Pro-Nuclear’?

by Marsha Freeman

New Iklé-Wohlstetter Reports Urge U.S. Strategic Suicide

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Dukakis Held Hostage in Massachusetts.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

James Brady’s Universal Triumph.

National News