Volume 19, Number 18, May 1, 1992



The cover photo of a child chipping at the Berlin Wall in the April 17, 1992 issue (Vol. 19, No. 16) was incorrectly captioned and credited. It was taken by Mark Nafziger in November 1989, shortly after the opening of the Wall.


Francis A. Boyle

by Joseph Brewda

An international law expert and adviser to Libya discusses how the CIA set up Libya to take the rap for the Lockerbie bombing.


Brookings Leads Push for Oregon Health Plan

by Stephen Parsons

Rationing America’s Medical Care: The Oregon Plan and Beyond, edited by Martin A. Strosberg, Joshua M. Wiener, Robert Baker, with I. Alan Fein.

Soviet Space Science Looks at ‘Sister Planet’ Venus

by Carl Osgood

Venus Geology, Geochemistry, and Geophysics: Research Results from the U.S.S.R., edited by V.L. Batsukov, A.T. Basilevsky, V.P. Volkov, and V.N. Zharkov.

A Moral Chronicle of the Gulf War

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

John Paul II for Peace in the Middle East: War in the Gulf: Gleaning Through the Pages of L’Osservatore Romano, published by the Path to Peace Foundation.

Southeast Asia Drugs, POW Issue Hit Bush

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Kiss the Boys Goodbye: How the United States Betrayed Its Own POWs in Vietnam, by Monika Jensen-Stevenson and William Stevenson.

Gem of an Exhibit in Minneapolis: Rembrandt’s Two Paintings of Lucretia

by Nora Hamerman


From New Delhi

by Ramtanu Maitra

Japan Extends a Helping Hand.

China Report

by Michael Billington

China Held Up as Slave Labor Model.

Andean Report

by Valerie Rush

Is Bolivia’s “Democracy” Next?

Panama Report

by Carlos Wesley

What’s Behind the Cuna Uprising?

Report from Rio

by Silvia Palacios

Protesting the “New Order.”

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Cota Meza

The Aztec Plan.


IMF demands new Russian empire.


Behind Alan Greenspan’s Obfuscations on Japan

by Christopher White

It is unusual for the Fed chairman to ascend Capitol Hill to testify on international matters, but the one-time Ayn Rand epigone assured legislators that the effects of Japanese stock market drop Stateside will be limited. (Didn’t inhale...)

Currency Rates

No Health Care in Oregon Rationing Plan

by Linda Everett

The plan promises to provide Oregonians “more access to health care”—until they get sick. Then they can just die.

Real Estate Giant in Technical Default

by John Hoefle

The latest in the Olympia & York debacle.

Domestic Credit

by Stephen Parsons

Commercial Mortgage Debacle Looms.


by Marcia Merry

USDA Cuts Flour for Schools.

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

The United States Must Save Soviet Science

by Marsha Freeman

The world’s largest scientific community, encompassing expertise on the frontiers of physics, mathematics, directed energy technologies, and space exploration is threatened with extinction, which will deal a terrible blow to our own space efforts, in particular, and the advance of scientific knowledge in general.


The Ibero-American Revolt against the IMF Has Begun

by Dennis Small

A shortened version of the speech given by the Schiller Institute’s coordinator for Ibero-America, Dennis Small, to an April conference in Warsaw, Poland, attended by representatives of 13 nations. When it comes to fighting the International Monetary Fund, the former political prisoner said, Ibero-Americans must think like the freedom fighters of eastern Europe, and eastern Europeans must look to the anti-IMF fight in the Americas.


How Long Before Peru’s Fujimori Dumps the IMF?

by Valerie Rush

A break with the IMF is the prerequisite for the kind of success Peru needs in its war on narco-terrorism.

Afghanistan Developments May Be Portents for New Danger

by Susan Maitra and Ramtanu Maitra

Afghans can solve their problems, if foreign meddlers with their own entanglements keep out.

Denmark Approaches a Change of Government

by Poul Rasmussen

U.N. Sanctions Libya, Says Might Makes Right

by Joseph Brewda

Vatican Moves To Lift Embargo of Iraq

by Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

Important steps are being taken by the Vatican, and by the pope personally, which may herald an international effort against the U.N. sanctions.

Serbia Goes into Breakaway Mode

by Konstantin George

International Intelligence


Is the Establishment Pulling the Plug on George Bush?

by Kathleen Klenetsky

The elite of elite organizations—the Council on Foreign Relations—has come out with a book indicting George Bush’s “new world order” as a “betrayal.”

LaRouche in ’92 Campaign Sets Third National Television Broadcast

Improve Quality of Schools, Says Candidate

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

‘Get-LaRouche’ Sheriff Raided in FBI Probe

Maybe the worm has turned on Loudoun County’s Sheriff John Isom and his patron Mary Sue Terry.

Clinton Is Jumpy over Mena Scandal

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Italian Masters in New York, Fort Worth

Mantegna Exhibit Opens May 7 in New York; Fra Bartolommeo Exhibit Opens May 9 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Animal Trainer Wins Case vs. Hate Groups

by Kathleen Marquardt

How PETA uses terror to achieve its purported aims, by Kathleen Marquardt of Putting People First.

National News