Volume 18, Number 41, October 25, 1991



Dr. Richard E. Smalley

by Mark Wilsey

A professor of chemistry at Rice University in Houston describes his research in the field of fullerenes, a form of carbon with fascinating geometrical properties.

Karl-Heinz Rudolf

An industrial management expert from eastern Germany, who spent several years in prison for political reasons during the communist regime, tells the story of the peaceful revolution in his country. Part I of a series.



by Suzanne Rose

Farm Grain Prices Plummet.


by John Hoefle

The Riggs Bank Fire Sale.

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

IMF Presents Ultimatum.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

“Big 3” Automakers Make Market Grab.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Extremist Revival Being Orchestrated.

Andean Report

by Diana Olaya de Terán

López Michelsen Is Back!


Pope Gives an Alternative.

Science & Technology

A New Form of Carbon Marks a New Frontier of Science

by Mark Wilsey

The “buckyball” is a carbon molecule of 60 atoms in the form of a hollow structure, called in geometry a truncated icosahedron. Mark Wilsey reports on fullerenes, the third form of carbon.

Fullerenes: A Challenge to the Science of Chemistry

by Mark Wilsey

An interview with Dr. Richard E. Smalley.

Beginning with Benzene

by Friedrich August Kekulé


IMF Puts Soviet Debt First, Denies Reconstruction Aid

by Konstantin George and William Engdahl

Citicorp Shock Sparks Fear of Depression

by William Engdahl

Bush Shuts Down U.S. Oil and Gas Production

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Currency Rates

China Implements Worst of Both Worlds: Communism and Free Trade

by Michael Billington

The “iron ricebowl” policy, whereby the state once guaranteed food to China’s people, has given way to “shock therapy” and the “magic of the market place.”

‘The Single-Party Tyranny Must Fail’

by Ni Yuxian and Yue Wu

A letter to the Chinese Communist Party leadership from two exiled leaders of the Democracy Movement.

Economic Crisis Shocks California

by Brian Lantz

Former U.S.S.R.: Agrarian Reform Strikes at the Roots of Cultural and Social Evils

by Jonathan Tennenbaum

Part III of a series on the economic reconstruction of the former U.S.S.R.

Business Briefs


How ‘Free Trade’ Enslaved North American Farming

by Marcia Merry

The Anglo-American financial powers, having destroyed much of North America’s productive farm capacity or put it under cartel control, intend to wield what is left as a food weapon against the world. A survey of the state of farming in the United States, Canada, and Australia by Marcia Merry.


Ban on Iraqi Science Heralds World Dictatorship

by Joseph Brewda

The U.N. even wants Iraq’s Parliament to vote, oh so democratically, to sanction its draconian measures to shut down the nation’s scientific research capabilities. If this policy is allowed to stand, no Third World nation will be spared a similar fate.

India Seeks Change in IAEA Priorities

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

High-Handed U.S. Memo Outrages U.N. Members

Thailand: Depopulation Program Was ‘Too Successful’

by Michael Billington

Brazilian Military Nationalists Resist Green Putsch

by Silvia Palacios and Lorenzo Carrasco

The closer Brazil gets to hosting the U.N. Earth Summit, the more intense the nationalist ferment against colonialism in ecologist garb.

Documentation: Brazilian Army condemns “new order” magazine.

Haitians Starved in Name of Democracy

by Carlos Wesley

East Germany’s Revolution, as Seen by a Leipzig Industrialist

An interview with Karl-Heinz Rudolf.

Battle Over EIR Dope Exposé Heats Up in Venezuela

by José Carlos Méndez

International Intelligence


Senate ‘New Age’ Soap Opera Takes U.S. into the Gutter

by Leo Scanlon and Edward Spannaus

The Senate committee’s deliberations on the nomination of Clarence Thomas turned into a procedure combining New Age irrationalism with the police-state methods typical of Thomas’s sponsor, the Bush Administration.

Documentation: A statement by presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche on the Thomas hearings.

Weld Enforces Cuts with Jail Threats

by H. Graham Lowry

Death Lobby Targets Washington Voters

by Linda Everett

America’s Gestapo, IRS Targets LaRouche

Henry Kissinger Escapes Scrutiny in October Surprise Scandal

by Edward Spannaus

Reports on certain critical features of the affair, exposed by this magazine back in 1983, which have been consistently overlooked by most investigators.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News