Volume 16, Number 19, May 5, 1989



Dr. Martin Fleischmann

by Ralf Schauerhammer

One of its discoverers talks about the “cold” fusion process.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

The jailed former Presidential candidate explains, to a correspondent for the Bangkok newsletter Off the Record, why the foreign policy of the Bush Administration is insane.

Dr. Abdallah Bouhabib

by William Jones

Lebanon’s ambassador to the United States discusses the Bush Administration’s policy toward that country—not very favorably.

Book Reviews

Is History a Rat’s Maze or the Embodiment of Universal Progress?

by Ron Fredman

A review of How the Nation Was Won: America’s Untold Story, by H. Graham Lowry, and The First Salute, by Barbara Tuchman.


Middle East Report

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Losing the “War on Drugs” in Lebanon.

Andean Report

by Peter Rush

Mercantilism Surfaces in Peru.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Stuck Between the Fund and the Strikes.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Washington Courts the Socialists.


Three Strikes and You’re Out.

AIDS Update

Ibero-America Faces AIDS Holocaust

by Peter Rush

Soviets Announce New AIDS Measure


The Smoot-Hawley Revival: Trade War Policy Unleashed

by Christopher White

Argentine Economy Out of Control as Elections Near

by Cynthia R. Rush

Ibero-America Faces AIDS Holocaust

by Peter Rush

IMF Paeans China’s Austerity Plan

by Michael Billington

The Republic of China Must Not Go Down the Tokyo Road

by Mary McCourt Burdman

Currency Rates

Consumers Union Publishes Bad Science on Good Apples

by Dr. Thomas H. Jukes

Dr. Jukes is Professor-in-Residence in Biophysics and Nutritional Sciences at Berkeley.

Yeutter Refuses To Aid Wheat Growers

by Marcia Merry


by Robert L. Baker

Police-State Raids Hit Farm Belt.


A Chronology of Cold Fusion Results.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Chernobyl Three Years Later.

Business Briefs


The Scientific Revolution Implied in ‘Cold’ Fusion

by Ralf Schauerhammer

The world scientific community has been in an excited state of an order incomparably higher than any nucleus in the scientists’ experiment-the generation of whole families of new technologies is at issue.

Congress Grapples with Fusion Results

by Marsha Freeman

‘When Benefits Are Great, Experiment’

by Ralf Schauerhammer

An interview with Dr. Martin Fleischmann.

For Zero-Growth Fanatics, Nothing Could Be Worse


Bush Administration Set for Showdown with Panama

by Carlos Wesley

A plan modeled on the overthrow of the Philippines’ Marcos, or failing that, military intervention, is now openly discussed in Washington.

Japanese Prime Minister Takeshita Resigns, But Who’s the Victor?

by Linda de Hoyos

Purge of ‘Dead Souls’ Sweeps Soviet Plenum

by Konstantin George

Austria Responds to LaRouche Case

by Lena Mletzko

Both the former prosecutor general and the former justice minister have denounced the trial as outrageous.

Advertisement: 100 Latin American Congressmen Demand Freedom for LaRouche

The Deadly Consequences of West Germany’s ‘Realpolitik’

by Michael Liebig

Bhutto Sends a Warning to Kabul ... and Moscow, and Washington

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

Medellín Cocaine Cartel Loses Top Agent in Mexico

Gallardo and the French Connection in Mexico

International Intelligence


Defense Budget Heralds Abandonment of U.S. Allies

by Leo F. Scanlon

Eagleburger, Kissinger Promote Russians’ High-Tech Trade Scam

by Scott Thompson

RICO Batters U.S. Rule of Law

by Leo F. Scanlon

How the RICO statutes became the premier tool for restricting political debate—a constitutional police state.

‘Verdi A’ Echoes in New York Music World

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

General Scherer Warns of Soviets.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News