Volume 15, Number 48, December 2, 1988



Richard Bonynge

by Kathy Wolfe

The bel canto school and the primacy of the singing voice are discussed by the renowned opera conductor, who recently endorsed the campaign to lower standard pitch to C=256 Hertz, together with his wife, soprano Joan Sutherland.

Science & Technology

What Scientific American Doesn’t Tell You about AIDS

by Garance Upham Phau

Dissects a recent “authoritative” report that obscures the dimensions of the AIDS threat and the need for a crash research program.


Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Moscow’s Game with the German Jews.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Bankers Give Victory to Communists.

Dateline Mexico

by Héctor Apolinar

U.S. Loan Kills Democracy in Tabasco.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Hit Attempt on Defense Minister.


Czar Mikhail Bears the Mark of the Beast.


Experiment Proves Music Sounds Better at Low Tuning

by Hartmut Cramer

Violinist Norbert Brainin conducts an extraordinary experiment, with the assistance of acoustics experts at the International Institute for Violin Construction in Cremona, Italy.

‘All Music Comes from the Human Voice’

by Kathy Wolfe

Interview with Richard Bonynge.

‘Verdi A’ Advances


Bush under Pressure To Go with Austerity Package

by Kathleen Klenetsky

George Bush is caught between a rock and a hard place, with the economy so close to the brink he must take action quickly—but only a departure from 25 years of “post-industrial” policies will keep him from getting squashed.

Currency Rates

Want To Buy a Used Perestroika?

by Scott Thompson

Gorbachov’s “restructuring” is a replay of Lenin’s plot to get the West to finance his New Economic Policy.

Food Cartels Tighten Control over U.S. Meat Industry

by Robert Baker

A combination of a record drought, high interest rates, and federal anti-parity price policies has set the stage for another, even bigger consolidation phase in the U.S. meat industry.

Europe 1992: No Farmers, No Food

The environmentalists, the food cartels, and the Brussels bureaucrats have declared war on the European farmer. Part 2 of a series.

There Is No Food Surplus


by William Engdahl

Moscow Dangles “Golden Ruble.”

Business Briefs


Craxi versus De Mita: Italy Moves toward 1992

by Webster G. Tarpley

In Italy, as elsewhere, one observes a flareup of partisan warfare among political factions, jockeying for position on the immense steamroller of the cartelized “single market” which is scheduled to flatten the nations of Western Europe between now and 1992.

Craxi’s Gambit: ‘Communion and Liberation’ Movement

by Webster G. Tarpley

CL: Pornography, Mao, and Dirty Money

by Webster G. Tarpley


Transcaucasus Ethnic Riots Divert Nationalist Protests

by Konstantin George

New protests are guaranteed in the republics of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, as the biggest national unrest crisis of 1988 inside the Soviet Union escalates by the day.

New Serbian Power Bid Pushes Yugoslavia to the Breaking Point

by Konstantin George

Thatcher Aborts Royal Plot with Kremlin

by Mark Burdman

Cabinet Shake-Up in New Zealand

by Allen Douglas

Russians Plan To Stay in Afghanistan

by Ramtanu Maitra

No Clear-Cut Mandate in Pakistani Elections

by Susan Maitra

Sweden and the ‘Finlandization’ of the Baltic Republics

by Göran Haglund and Ulf Sandmark

The ‘Authoritarian Personality’: An Anti-Western Hoax

by Michael Minnicino

Part III of the exposé of the Frankfurt School.

International Intelligence


LaRouche Blasts ‘Railroad’ in Alexandria trial

by Nancy Spannaus

“Judge Bryan is an efficient administrator, but he’s running the court like a railroad,” said Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., the chief defendant.

This Case Is About Ideas and Their Suppression

Witness Worked with FBI Trying To Entrap LaRouche

Anti-LaRouche Cabal Members Hit the Stand

CSIS Tells Bush: Don’t Deploy SDI!

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Everyone Was Here except Reagan.

National News