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Classical Beauty Will Move Mankind To Save Civilization
by Nancy Spannaus

Jan. 29—``It is through beauty that one proceeds to freedom,'' wrote the German poet of freedom Friedrich Schiller, as he sought to provide the inspiration the world needed to escape the barbarism that followed the failed French Revolution of 1789. That same message is today at the heart of the work of the international Schiller Institute, an association founded by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, as the Institute seeks to bring the world back from the brink of a New Dark Age that threatens human extinction, through thermonuclear war or devastating societal and economic collapse. With this intention, the Institute sponsored a conference at Riverside Church in New York City on Jan. 26, on the theme ``A New Paradigm to Save Mankind.'' The all-day meeting brought together approximately 300 people to hear presentations on the current strategic danger, and the Constitutional and artistic principles needed to defeat it. Several musical presentations, including a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's ``Magnificat,'' served as inspiring examples of the power of Classical art, including to many in the audience who had never been exposed to Classical music before. This Schiller conference continues a process begun in Germany in November 2012, where the Institute brought together a broad array of international spokesmen, to put forward proposals for economic development that would provide the basis for a lasting peace. That conference initiated an ongoing process of international dialogue on the axioms underlying the current world catastrophe, and the necessary shift in the concept of man required...
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