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Panel 3: ‘Presenting the “LaRouche Library”: LaRouche in Dialogue with the World’s Nations’

Sept. 11,, 2022 (EIRNS)—Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founding director of the LaRouche Legacy Foundation (LLF), opened the panel with an overview of LaRouche’s body of work, saying how proud and happy she was to announce the opening of the digital library of LaRouche’s works just days after LaRouche’s 100th birthday on Sept. 8, with thousands of articles, books, pictures and videos of conferences, meetings and presentation.

She recounted how she and LaRouche visited over 40 countries over several decades, and met with many heads of state and government on a variety of subjects, as well as addressing audiences comprised of fishermen, scientists, farmers, musicians, and others from many different walks of life.

She also emphasized that what the oligarchs feared the most about LaRouche was not only his depth and breadth of knowledge, but that he was also able to evoke the creative power of reason in others.

Next, was an 82-minute video of excerpts of presentations made by LaRouche to several nations—Peru (Feb. 25, 2000), Poland (May 24, 2001), India (December 1, 2003), a seminar on China (Oct. 22, 1997), Russia (April 26, 1996), Brazil (June 12, 2002) and the United Arab Emirates (June 2, 2002). Each presentation would start with a universal principle or a strategic overview, and address the economic and cultural concerns of the nation which he was addressing in a global context, always incorporating profound ideas, such as agapē, emphasizing the creative powers of the human mind to develop solutions to the crises facing civilization.

John Sigerson, on the Advisory Committee of LLF, conducted a thorough tour of the new digital LaRouche Library in its first release. He shared his screen, and emphasized that even with hundreds of items already on the system, it represents a small portion of what remains to be reviewed, processed and uploaded. There are numerous tools and filters by which one can make a very granular search for particular subjects. The documents, videos and other items are organized chronologically, and he encouraged readers to study LaRouche in the way the great conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler conducted music—“between the words.” All items are available for download for personal use.

Finally, Gretchen Small, President of the LLF, announced that Volume II of LaRouche’s Collected Works would soon be ready for publication. This volume will focus on the cultural contributions of LaRouche. She emphasized that culture—music, poetry, the arts—is not simply “entertainment,” but that the study of Classical culture is actually essential for scientific breakthroughs.

The Q&A period began with a question on how LaRouche’s ideas have already been applied in the world. Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche described how Mexican President José López Portillo called on LaRouche to suggest how to escape the debt crisis Mexico was facing, leading to his Operation Juárez, which guided López Portillo’s policies, and later prompting the former President to encourage the world to “listen to the wise words of Lyndon LaRouche.” She described a similar close relationship with India’s Indira Gandhi, and reported on a message she had received from the leading Russian economist Sergei Glazyev, Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission, honoring LaRouche on his 100th birthday, saying that, had LaRouche’s ideas been followed in the United States, the world would not now be in such a severe crisis.

It was discussed how to broaden the access of the digital library, by not only conducting an audit of presentations or other material by LaRouche in other languages, but also how to translate LaRouche’s works into other languages. The participants agreed that that would be an excellent mission for the LaRouche Youth Movement, to both document the material already in their own languages, and also to translate his works, to thoroughly make his ideas their own.

Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche concluded the discussion by underscoring that the primary issue is the blowout of the world economy, and if we are to come out of this crisis, it will only be through the ideas of Lyndon H. LaRouche.

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