Volume 16, Number 44, November 3, 1989


Book Reviews

Of Pitch and Transposition

by Henry Pleasants

Opera in Crisis: Tradition, Present, Future, by Henry Pleasants.

In Defense of Children

by Carol White

On Trial: America’s Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children, by Billie Wright Dziech and Judge Charles R. Schudson.


Dateline Mexico

by Rubén Cota Meza

World Bank Proposes More Genocide.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

U.S. Tries To Block Aerospace Deal.

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

Noriega’s Model War on Drugs.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

The Iron Fist of Egon Krenz.


A Glimmer of Reality.


Clamor Grows for Return to Verdi’s Musical Pitch

by John Sigerson

A concert in Houston, a symposium in New York, and a full-fledged festival in Munich all celebrated the principles of classical beauty which lie at the heart of the campaign for tuning middle C at the natural “scientific pitch,” 256 cycles per second.

Of Pitch and Transposition

by Henry Pleasants

Music historian and critic Henry Pleasants recounts the lengths to which opera singers used to go, in order to protect themselves against the post-1815 frenzy to drive tuning standards into the stratosphere.


The Fed’s Greenspan Is Fighting the Wrong War

by Stephen Parsons and Anthony K. Wikrent

His voodoo “anti-inflation” measures will only worsen the current collapse of the productive sectors of the economy.

AIDS Apocalypse in Africa: Worse than the Black Death

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

From the Fourth International Conference on AIDS and Related Cancers in Africa, a shocking picture emerges of a death toll higher than that taken by the bubonic plague in 14th-century Europe.

Surgeon General Koop Takes Leave of Office—and His Senses

by Linda Everett

Currency Rates


by Marcia Merry

Don’t Blame the Earthquake.

Energy Insider

by William Engdahl

Soviets’ Deepening Energy Catastrophe.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

U.S-Soviet Joint Fantasy.

Business Briefs


The Coming Bloodbath in the Soviet Bloc

by Gen. Paul Albert Scherer

Western leaders are utterly blind to the dangerous crisis convulsing the Soviet Union and its satellites, argues West German Soviet affairs specialist Gen. Paul Albert Scherer (ret.). In this transcript of General Scherer’s address to the National Press Club, he predicts that Gorbachov will be gone by next Spring at the latest.

Soviet Workers Defy Strike Ban

by Rachel Douglas

A Dialogue with General Scherer


Soviet ‘Mr. Green’ Named New Editor of Pravda

by Mark Burdman

Ivan Frolov, a top member of the malthusian Club of Rome, is central to Gorbachov’s effort to please the Western bankers by adopting their genocidal policies of “global ecological fascism.”

Colombian Liberals Assailed as Pro-Drug

by José Restrepo

Rimini Elites: ‘South Must Serve the North’

by Mark Burdman

Lebanon: National Resistance or Slavery

Will Jiang Zemin’s Purge Backfire?

by Linda de Hoyos

China Threatens, the West Appeases

by Mary McCourt Burdman

‘Brazil Network’: ADL-Soviet Love Nest Gets Exposed

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa

A recent barrage of attacks on Lyndon LaRouche in Brazil has exposed a sordid bunch of operatives linked to several of the world’s intelligence services.

The ‘Tiny’ Rowland file

His Lonrho corporation in Africa has left a trail of bribery, theft, corruption, and murder.

International Intelligence


Thornburgh Courts the Russian Legal System

by Kathleen Klenetsky

The Attorney General is fascinated by the advantages of a totalitarian police state for prosecuting political enemies for “crimes against the environment,” and is bringing Russians to the U.S. to show how it can best be done.

Administration Vows To Save Gorbachov

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Is the Ecological Police Out of Control in the United States?

by Rogelio A. Maduro

Judge Dismisses U.S. Bankruptcy Action against LaRouche Associates

For the first time, a U.S. court has delivered a serious blow to the “Get LaRouche” task force—by upholding the law.

Letter to the President: Bush Must Declassify the LaRouche File!

by Warren J. Hamerman

Pressure Mounts on White House

77 Years in Jail—for Political Organizing

The outrageous sentencing of Michael Billington.

The Tavistockians Today: Who Funds the Mind Benders?

by Steven Meyer and Jeffrey Steinberg

Thirty years of menticide: Part III.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News