Volume 19, Number 15, April 10, 1992



In our March 27 issue, in the article by Prof. Stefan Kurowski (p. 26), an editorial error resulted in the wrong figure for conversion of the Polish zloty to the dollar. There are 9,500 zlotys to the dollar.


Jin Xiang

by Michael Billington

Mr. Jin is one of the leading composers of the People’s Republic of China, whose opera “Savage Land” was recently performed in Washington, D.C. He spent 20 years in internal exile during the Cultural Revolution, accused of being a “rightist.”

Science & Technology

Is the Electric Automobile the Car of the Future?

by Carol White

Integrated transportation systems are being developed for the 21st century, and a design is being developed in Japan for an electric car which would be magnetically levitated.

Infrastructure Must Be Rebuilt and Redesigned

‘Smart Highways’ Offer Communications Advance


Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Bankers Panic over Venezuela “Effect.”

Andean Report

by Edilson Herrera

Free Trade vs. Food Production.

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

An Attack on Germany that Backfired.

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

Asbestos, Crack, Murder, and Tear Gas.


A Decade of Wars.


New Bankruptcy Wave Hits City of London

by Christopher White

What’s being hit now is the core of British-led international finance, and it’s happening while the powerhouse economies of Germany and Japan are now also undergoing decline.

Showdown Nears over IMF Policy in Russia

by Konstantin George

Rural Banks on Good Track in Bangladesh

by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

Currency Rates

Thousands of Workers Needed in U.S. Rail Industry

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Ghana Undergoes the IMF’s Vacuum Cleaner Effect

by Linda de Hoyos

Two Years of Collor’s Program Bring the Brazilian Economy to its Knees

by Lorenzo Carrasco Bazúa

Documentation: A case study: the destruction of the capital goods industry.

Unemployment Cover-up


by Marcia Merry

What’s Your Beef?

Business Briefs


Music and the Moral Fitness To Survive

by Nora Hamerman

Does a society treasure great music, and hold it to be coherent with scientific principles? Or does its music reject reason, in favor of the romantic expression of the “sincere feelings”? Therein lies a key to whether that society has the moral fitness to survive.

‘Classical Music Is a Gem from the Treasure of Human Culture’

by Michael Billington

An interview with Jin Xiang.

The Tragedy of the Cultural Revolution

An excerpt from the video “From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China.”

‘Don’t Sacrifice German Musical Heritage to Budget Austerity’

by Seth Taylor

An open letter to Dr. Bernhard Vogel, the prime minister of the eastern German state of Thuringia, by Seth Taylor, the American concertmaster at the Eisenach State Theater.


Turkey Falls into British Trap; Regional War Looms

by Joseph Brewda

Turkey’s recent bombardment of the Kurds, and threats against its neighbors, are receiving the full support of the British and U.S. governments. If the Turkish rulers were not so easily manipulated because of their own imperial pretensions, they would smell a rat.

Now, It’s the Zionist-Turkish Lobby

by Joseph Brewda

Iraqi Children Seek Medical Care in U.S.

by Nancy Spannaus

EIR Editor Warns Mexico on NAFTA

Bush ‘Big Stick’ Doctrine Falls Flat in Ibero-America

by Valerie Rush

The proposal for a multilateral military force, presented by Argentine President Menem, was rejected by the Rio Group of 11 nations.

South Korean Government Weakened by Parliamentary Elections

by Lydia Cherry

British Make It Official: Smash Italy!

by Umberto Pascali

Thailand: State Dept. Tries To Overturn Election

by Linda de Hoyos

Great Britain: Major Sags in Polls, Tries ‘Falklands’ Card

by Mark Burdman

International Intelligence


States, Courts Clamor for Euthanasia Solution

by Linda Everett

The breadth, numbers, and sweeping enforcement powers of pro-death bills flooding state legislatures signal one thing: Desperate officials have gone into a malthusian frenzy, willing to utilize as many ways as politically feasible to eliminate whole layers of their own constituency.

Hungarian Lawmakers in Washington Demand Freedom for LaRouche

by William Jones

A high-powered delegation, including former political prisoners of the communist regime in Hungary, and Austrian jurist Dr. Kurt Ebert, put some people on Capitol Hill on the hot seat.

Governor Lamm Offers Brave New World Rationalization for Euthanasia

by Stephen Parsons

Abortion Counseling Ban: Bush’s Circus

Ross Perot Bids for Anti-Establishment Vote

by Leo Scanlon

Kissinger Watch

by M.T. Upharsin

CBS Kicks Over Fat Henry’s Trough.

Elephants & Donkeys

by Kathleen Klenetsky

Brown, Clinton Ready To Attack Iraq Again.

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News