Volume 18, Number 12, March 22, 1991



Patriarch Nashrallah Sfeir

by Fiorella Operto

The Patriarch of the Maronite Christian Church in Lebanon discusses the work of the recent Church summit to heal the wounds of war in the region.

Patriarch Raphael Bidawid

by Fiorella Operto

The Patriarch of the Chaldeans in Iraq condemns the moral collapse of the U.S. that led it to butcher hundreds of thousands of Iraqis; the same immorality, he told U.S. Church leaders, was responsible for the jailing of Lyndon LaRouche.

Geries Khoury, Bishop Lufti Laham, Dr. Thiab Ayyoush, and Mousa Darwish

by Umberto Pascali

Christian and Muslim leaders of the Palestinian delegation, who later met with the Pope, are unified in their search for peace.


Defending Interpretation (But Not Peter Sellers)

by Michael Minnicino

The PBS broadcast of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte.

Branagh’s ‘Henry V’: A Second Opinion

by Carlos Wesley

Did the film version help the cause of literate language?

Brave Green World: Malthus Refuted

by John Chambless

Sackgasse Ökostatt: Kein Platz für Menschen (The Ecostate Dead-End: No Place for Human Beings), by Ralf Schauerhammer.

Books Received

A Dissident Takes a Harsh Look at China

by Mary McCourt Burdman

A Higher Kind of Loyalty, by Liu Binyan.

Science & Technology

SDI Revisited: Lessons We Must Draw from the Gulf War

by Carol White

Little noticed, in January, President Bush presented a revised SDI that aims to institutionalize high-technology warfare against Third World nations. It’s incompetent defense, and will lead to the kind of rolling war characterized by the 33 years from the Balkan Wars of 1912 through the end of World War II.

Bush’s GPALS Limits More than Defense

An in-depth study, prepared by a research team of 21st Century Science & Technology magazine, shoots down Bush’s Global Protection Against Limited Strikes anti-ballistic missile defense.


From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

India Prepares for Mid-Term Polls.

Andean Report

by Gretchen Small

Banks Initiate “Informal” Coup.

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

U.S. Covers for the Real Traffickers.


On the Anniversary of March 23, 1983.


U.S. Wields GATT Weapon against Its Trade Partners

by William Engdahl

George Bush and James Baker are in lockstep behind Maggie Thatcher’s new attempt to stop “German economic dominance.”

Depression Spreads through the Midwest

by H. Graham Lowry

The governors of Illinois and Iowa are holding the heads of the poor under, in order to keep the banks afloat.

BNL Indictment Part of ‘Tech Apartheid’

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Currency Rates

Argentine Economy Wracked by Chaos

by Cynthia R. Rush

The finance minister calls it “stability.”


by John Hoefle

The S&L Bailout Needs a Bailout.


by Marcia Merry

USDA Fosters Milk Crisis.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

Selling Mexico’s Oil Future.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

No “Triangle” Yet, but a New Approach.

Business Briefs


Vatican Summit Charts Independent Course for Peace

by Umberto Pascali

Documentation: Pope John Paul II’s concluding speech to the summit of Patriarchs and Bishops; and the final communiqué signed by the participants.

Lebanon Not at War, but Also Not at Peace

by Fiorella Operto

Interview with Patriarch of the Maronite Church Nashrallah Sfeir.

U.S. and Europe Used Double Moral Standard Against Iraq

by Fiorella Operto

Interview with Patriarch of the Chaldeans Raphael Bidawid.

The Gulf War and the Christian Arabs

by Dr. Geries S. Khoury

Dr. Khoury is from the Al-Liqa (“Encounter”) Interreligious Center in Jerusalem, a member of the ecumenical Palestinian delegation that met with the Pope.

Message of Pan-Islamic Conference to the Pope

Muslim or Christian, Palestinians Are One

by Umberto Pascali

Interviews with four members of the Palestinian delegation.

The White House’s ‘War for Possession of Souls’


Communism’s Demise Sets Off Explosion in Yugoslavia

by Marco Fanini and Konstantin George

After years of IMF-dictated devastation, even Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic has taken a bad beating due to the instability of the economy.

Yeltsin Declares War on Moscow

by Konstantin George

The Russians are taking to the streets against Gorbachov, but unless someone adopts a positive program, a classic Russian tragedy is in the making.

Bush’s Policy: Make Iraq an Auschwitz

by Joseph Brewda

An estimated half-million are dead, and denial of even humanitarian aid is being enforced by the White House.

Israel Is Prepared for New Wars

by Joseph Brewda

Economic Crisis Fed Tories’ Election Loss

by Mary McCourt Burdman

Maggie Thatcher shares something else with Gorbachov: She’s more popular in the U.S. than at home.

International Intelligence


Bush Crime Bill: On the Road to Fascism

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Having made Congress an accomplice to his crimes in Iraq, Bush is seeking their assistance to suspend basic civil rights and expand the death penalty at home—once again to distract attention from the economic depression.

The ‘Vietnam Syndrome’ and Bush’s Abyssinian Crusade

by Leo Scanlon

A comparison to Benito Mussolini’s imperial adventures.

LaRouche: EIR Story on de Courcy Is True

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News


The byline of last week’s Feature on “The gaping hole in the U.S. consumer market basket” should have read “by Chris White, John Hoefle, and Anthony Wikrent.”