Volume 16, Number 49, December 8, 1989



Edward Obryk

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The Polish nuclear physicist spoke to 21st Century managing editor Marjorie Hecht on Nov. 29.


Velázquez, Hals Bring Great European Art to America

by Nora Hamerman

Reviews the exhibits of two great 17th-century masters, the Dutchman Frans Hals in Washington, D.C., and Spaniard Diego de Silva y Velázquez in New York.

Olivares’s Failure To Restore Spain

by D. Stephen Pepper

Reviews The Count-Duke of Olivares, The Statesman in an Age of Decline, by J.H. Elliott.


Report from Rio

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa

Brazil and the “German Question.”

Dateline Mexico

by Héctor Apolinar

Latin American Integration or Death.

Andean Report

by José Restrepo

Drug Kingpins Are Not Untouchable.


Where Is Bush’s Morality?

Science & Technology

HPM Weapons: Fantasy, or Frightening Reality?

by Manuel W. Wik

Coordination manager at the Defense Materiel Administration in Stockholm, Sweden, made this concise presentation on high-power microwave (HPM) weapons to the Military Information 89 conference.


We Were Right; They Were Wrong

by John Hoefle

The pundits suddenly discovered that their silver-lined, 80-month “great recovery” had a cloud in front of it. They should have read EIR.

Anti-Bolshevik Leaders Meet in Germany To Plot Food Strategy

by Michael Stalla

As millions in Eastern Europe celebrate new-found freedoms—and face severe winter—the Schiller Institute convened its Food for Peace conference in Germany to tackle the problem of feeding the world.

Auto Industry Smashed in Head-On Collision with Collapse in Income

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Currency Rates

Domestic Credit

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Production Drop: No “Soft Landing.”

World Trade

by William Engdahl

West German Machine Tools’ Potential


by Robert L. Baker

The Great GATT Gangup.

Business Briefs


MHTGR—Nuclear Engine for World Development

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

The small, safe, and inexpensive modular high-temperature gas-cooled reactor can bring plentiful nuclear energy to every region of the world. The technology is ready to go, and all that is needed now is the political will to put them into place.

Poland Needs the MHTGR

by Marjorie Mazel Hecht

Interview with Dr. Edward Obryk of the Institute for Nuclear Physics in Krakow, Poland, on the urgent need to convert from dirty coal to clean nuclear power.

‘Support for East European Democracy Act of 1989’

General Atomics vice chairman Linden S. Blue testifies to Congress on Poland’s need for MHTGR technology.


Germany Is Poised To Change the Map of Central Europe

by Rainer Apel

Moscow and The Trust Retaliate in Germany

by Gabriele Liebig

The murder of Alfred Herrhausen proves that, as LaRouche warned, terrorism would be the response to the collapse of the Soviet political structure.

Czechs Defy CP Rule, Risk Russian Bayonets

by Konstantin George

Lebanese Nation, Betrayed by U.S., Rises Up in Support of Aoun

by Thierry Lalevée

Lev Zaikov Assuming Powerful Soviet Role

by Argus

State of Siege in El Salvador

by Peter Rush

Communist Hardliners Reject ‘Gorbymania’

by Herbert Quinde

Great Britain’s Elites Prepare New Racist, Hitlerite Order

Documentation: From Peregrine Worsthorne’s editorial in the Nov. 26 Sunday Telegraph.

Fascism as a Victorian Value

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

No Clear Winner in Indian Elections

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

Swiss Vote against Abolishing Army

by Laurent Murawiec

The ‘Tiny’ Rowland File

Part IV of an investigative series.

Argentine Government Descends into Crisis

by Cynthia R. Rush

International Intelligence


Bush Gives Green Light for Soviet Bloodbath

by William Jones

On the eve of the Malta meeting, William Webster and James Baker made it clear the U.S. government is prepared to tolerate even another Tiananmen.

Analyst Echoes LaRouche Caution about Russia

by William Jones

Fernandez Case Puts Bush ‘Justice’ on the Spot

by Joseph Brewda

A double standard protects intelligence agents and allows the LaRouche frameup.

Al-Kassar, the Lockerbie Coverup, and Puzzling U.S. Policy on Lebanon

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Support for the dictator in Damascus, Hafez al-Assad, is the explanation.

Eye on Washington

by Nicholas F. Benton

Everyone Had Jitters about Malta.

National News