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Volume 16, Number 37, September 15, 1989

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Interviews

Raymond Harbin  

by Andrew Rotstein

A forest ecologist and lumber company executive from Union City, Georgia, debunks the Wilderness Society’s campaign to ruin the nation’s forests.

Abdallah Bouhabib  

by William Jones

Lebanon’s Ambassador to the United States says that the U.S. refusal to back his country against drug-pushing Syrian regime is handing the initiative to the Soviet Union.

Departments

Report from Bonn  

by Rainer Apel

Can the Angry Russian Bear Be Tamed?

Vatican  

by Maria Cristina Fiocchi

A New Christian Humanism.

Andean Report  

by Mark Sonnenblick

Will Peru Continue Its War on Drugs?

Editorial  

Kissinger and friends must be stopped.

Book Reviews

Christian Books on Rock Won’t Cure the Disease  

by Donald Phau

Why Knock Rock? by Dan Peters and Steve Peters and The Devil’s Disciples, The Truth About Rock, by Jeff Godwin.

Numerology Opens No Doors to Great Music  

by David Shavin

The Secret Power of Music, by David Tame.

In His Majesty’s Secret Service: Jean Cocteau  

Jean Cocteau et Anna de Noailles: Correspondance 1911-1931 and Journal 1942-1945, by Jean Cocteau.

The ‘Great’ Picasso: Plain Old Satanist  

by Nora Hamerman

Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, by Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington.

Ravel Letters Reveal Cultural Debauchery  

by Odile Monjon

Maurice Ravel: Lettres, écrits, entretiens, compiled and annotated by Arbie Orenstein.

Economics

Leveraged Blowouts: The New LBOs  

by Christopher White

Over $1 trillion worth of indebtedness is tied up in the financing put together especially over the period since 1986, to pay for leveraged buyouts.

Collapsing Food Production Means Half of All Mexicans Are Hungry  

by Rubén Cota

A study issued by Mexico’s Planning and Budget Department says 42 million Mexicans cannot meet minimal food requirements, thanks to President Salinas’s destruction of his country on behalf of the IMF.

China’s Foodgrain Production: The Webs of Deception  

by Ramtanu Maitra

Beijing’s optimistic harvest figures may be nothing more than a publicity stunt.

Currency Rates  

Agriculture  

by Marcia Merry

Buffalo Instead of People?

International Credit  

by William Engdahl

IMF “Structural Adjustment” = Disaster.

Business Briefs  

Feature

Voyager Reveals the Mysterious Planet Neptune  

by Marsha Freeman

Humanity’s first “grand tour” of the Solar System ended with Voyager 2’s triumphant fly-by of Neptune, a planet whose turbulent weather system seems out of keeping with its vast distance from the Sun. Marsha Freeman describes the remarkable spacecraft and the painstaking scientific work which guided it on its 4.4 billion-mile journey, and reviews some of the mountains of data which it has sent back to us.

‘America’s Destiny To Pioneer in Space’  

Magellan is already on its way to Venus, and Galileo is being readied for its flight to Jupiter.

International

An Icy Wind Is Blowing from Moscow to Stockholm  

by Göran Haglund

The Soviet Union, through its disinformation chief Boris Pankin, is imperiously demanding that the Swedish government cover up new evidence that it was Gorbachov who ordered the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

LaRouche Comments on Pankin Threat  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Disinformation Hoaxsters Confess  

Kremlin Unites To Crush Baltic Hopes  

by Konstantin George

Walesa in Bonn: Time Is Short for Poland  

by Birgitt Vitt and Gabriele Liebig

America Joins Syria against Lebanon  

by Thierry Lalevée

Colombia Moves against Drug Financiers, Narcos Strike Back  

by Valerie Rush

Unless there is real international support, Colombia will fall.

Eagleburger Admits U.S. Backs Drug Figures against Panama’s Noriega  

by Carlos Wesley

Yang Shangkun Clique on the Move in China  

by Linda de Hoyos

International Intelligence  

National

Bush’s Drug Plan-a Step toward a Real War?  

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Mistakes of omission: The Administration should break with two of the world’s biggest drug dealers, Kissinger’s friends Hafez al-Assad and Communist China.

Bankers Back Mafia by Issuing Demands for Drug Legalization  

From the right to the left ends of the political spectrum, the rationale is the same—the lie that the war on drugs, which has yet to be fought, “failed.”

LaRouche’s Anti-Drug Plan  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Former Congressman Backs LaRouche Appeal  

by Andrew Rotstein

Eye on Washington  

by Nicholas F. Benton

Quayle Defends Curtailed SDI.

The Bronfmans: In the Service of Moscow’s Interests  

by Scott Thompson

In this third installment of a series on the whiskey dynasty, Scott Thompson explores how Edgar Bronfman has exploited Jewish concerns on behalf of Moscow.

Congressional Closeup  

by William Jones

National News  

Corrections

In the centerfold strategic map in last week's issue (No. 36), no doubt the geographically astute reader noted that the number 17 for Communist China was misplaced, to point to the eastern U.S.S.R. In the Feature. Table 1 had several errors. A corrected version of the table and the relevant portion of the text, will appear in our next issue. We apologize for any confusion that may have resulted.

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