Volume 15, Number 46, November 18, 1988


Book Reviews

In Anthony Blunt, We Trust

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Reviews Mask of Treachery by John Costello.

Deadly Poker, or We Bet Your Life

by Dr. John Grauerholz

Looks at Gus Sermos’s Doctors of Deceit and the AIDS Epidemic: A View From the Inside.

Books Received

The New Soviet Order of Battle

by Anthony K. Wikrent

A review of Alexander Alexiev’s Inside the Soviet Army in Afghanistan.


Andean Report

by Carlos Méndez

Venezuela Sells Its Oil Future.

Report from Rio

by Lorenzo Carrasco

A Social Pact with Usury.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

A Word on Kristallnacht Remembrance.


Germany under Siege.

Science & Technology

Biotechnology Lab Opens New Doors in Agriculture

by Marsha Freeman

A new laboratory at Disney World’s EPCOT Center will show the public the potential for new technologies in agriculture.

Biotechnology Research Sabotaged for Four Years


The Central Banks Begin Their Power Push

by Christopher White

The post-election organized run against the dollar has begun, to force the new Administration’s submission to foreign central bank directives—but such pressure games could have unforeseen, catastrophic effects on the entire financial system.

Will Bush Bail Out Mikhail Gorbachov?

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Poland Moves Toward Winter Explosion

by Konstantin George

Currency Rates

The Russians Gaze at Unwilling Asia

by Mary McCourt Burdman

Mexican Oilworkers Back Debt Moratorium

by Marivilia Carrasco and Hugo López


by Robert Baker

USDA: “Let Them Eat Turkey.”

Business Briefs

AIDS Update

Deadly Poker, Or We Bet Your Life

by John Grauerholz, M.D.

Australia To Test Everybody for AIDS

NYC Gives Free Needles to Drug Addicts


The Third Trial of Socrates: U.S.A. vs. Lyndon LaRouche

by Nancy Spannaus

After their Boston effort foundered on a mistrial and an informal jury vote to acquit all defendants, the Justice Department is trying it all over again in Alexandria. Why go to such lengths to destroy statesman LaRouche? Because, to the U.S. political establishment, LaRouche is not just another politician, but the “modern Socrates.”

The ‘Authoritarian Personality’: An Anti-Western Hoax

by Michael Minnicino

The Marxists from the Frankfurt School have devised a powerful weapon for cultural warfare.

International Figures Speak Out against Political Prosecution

The “Declaration of Honor” appearing in major newspapers, and some personal statements.


Gorbachov Admits Food Crisis Is Desperate

by Luba George

If the Russians cannot intimidate the rest of the world into providing them with sufficient food on their terms, they could strike out militarily to secure supplies, perhaps even into Western Europe.

New Zealand Moves toward Soviets

by Allen Douglas

Whatever Moscow’s fishing for in the South Pacific, it is not fish.

Israel: Another Fundamentalist State in the Middle East?

by Thierry Lalevée

Runcie Drops His Mask, Claims Nazis Were Christians

Colombian President Barco Surrenders to Narco-Terrorists

by Robyn Quijano

Argentine Presidential Race Begins amid General Disgust with Alfonsín

by Cynthia R. Rush

Seoul’s Northern Policy Rests on U.S.-Korea Alliance

by Linda de Hoyos

Indo-Soviet Relations: Is There a Sea-Change Coming?

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

Beauty of Lower Tuning Draws New Endorsements

Syrian Drug Mafia Tried To Buy Lebanon

by Jeffrey Steinberg

International Intelligence


Anti-Dukakis Vote Elects George Bush

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Dukakis came out of the Democratic convention in late July with a 17-point lead over Bush, but that evaporated when the question of whether Dukakis was mentally capable of holding the highest office in the land broke into the international media.

How Did Dukakis and the Democrats Lose?

by Mel Klenetsky

In the past 50 years, only FDR’s Democrats have actually represented the necessary alliance of minorities, labor, and farmers. Today’s Democrats represent anything but—with the exception of the LaRouche wing, which consolidated its 25-35% support among voters.

Will the United States Still Be Capable of a Strong Defense?

by William Jones

A report on a conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

National News


Due to a confusion in bank names, an article on banks under investigation for drug-money laundering out of the October indictment against Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), in Vol. 15, No. 45, page 67, EIR mistakenly misidentified Florida National Bank of Miami as the bank which handles the finances of the ADL Foundation, and has former Nugen Hand Director Donald Beasely on the board of directors. That bank is City National Bank of Miami. Florida National of Miami, however, has indeed found its records subpoenaed by the U.S. Customs Service, the Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 31, 1988, because two of the top cocaine runners indicted, Roberto Alcairo and Gonzalo Mora, used the bank to launder their money. The BCCI indictment named Alcairo as a major smuggler and money launderer, and describes Mora as heading the Medellín Cartel’s laundering operations in Florida, New York, and California.