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Journal of Poetry, Science, and Statecraft

Spring-Summer 2005 Vol XIV, No.1-2

Double Issue

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Table of Contents



Velásquez, The Forge of Vulcan (1630). The Sun-god Apollo as cognitive power—“In inner heart man traceth, what he createth with his hand.”
Friedrich Schiller:
A 200th Aniversary Celebration
The Power to Prosper

Front Inside Cover
Work and Its Organization as Power

Back Inside Cover
Titan Unveiled

New Fidelio:

‘Nun kommt die Schillerzeit!’

by Ken Kronberg

Under the banner “Nun kommt die Schillerzeit”—a joyous affirmation of hope for the future—the special spring/summer double issue of the Schiller Institute journal Fidelio commemorates the 200th anniversary of the death of the great “Poet of Freedom” Friedrich Schiller, in the face of the greatest economic and social crisis ever to face humanity—the onrushing collapse of the global, IMF-dominated monetary-financial system.

It was Schiller's genius to recognize that, despite the ugliness and violence in the world around him, the unbeatable factor in the struggle for human freedom was the essential goodness and beauty in the heart of man—which he analyzed and proclaimed in his poetry, dramas, histories, and philosophical writings. Championing the ideas and ideals of the American Revolution in Europe, Schiller took on as his life's work the task of unlocking and educating this inherent potential in every individual man and woman, as the necessary basis for the creation of true political freedom.

Our celebration includes:
  •  “What Is, and To What End Do We Study, Friedrich Schiller in the Year 2005?” Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp LaRouche argues the relevance of Schiller's dramas against the existentialist culture of today, wrought in the postwar period by the fascist ideologues of the Congress for Cultural Freedom.

  •  Translations of two lengthy philosophical poems—“The Sound of the Bell” and “The Artists”—by the late Marianna Wertz, with introductory analyses of their revolutionary historical context and artistic achievements.

  •  “Friedrich Schiller and His Friends.” A biography through letters and reminiscences by William Jones, highlighting the poet's role from youthful literary rebel to intellectual organizer of the republican networks of his native Germany.

  •  “A Reader's Guide to Schiller's 'Letters on the Aesthetical Education of Man.' ” William F. Wertz, Jr. provides an in-depth outline for study of Schiller's most important philosophical work, his attack on the neo-Aristotelean philosophy of the Enlightenment's evil Immanuel Kant.

The Power To Prosper

Complementing this Schiller celebration is a recent theoretical essay by Lyndon LaRouche, “Science: The Power To Prosper,” which is appropriately subheaded “How Most of Today's Economists Became Illiterates”—since it is clear that the members of this profession do not understand the ABCs of the subject.

LaRouche begins with a series of seemingly simple and direct questions: “To overcome the present crisis of our national and world economy, I have chosen the timely example of urgent need to diagnose and cure the present collapse of the auto industry. What was wrong? What should we now do instead? How must we think about economics if we are to succeed in overcoming this challenge? How must we think about a successful rebuilding of both the U.S. and world economy over the coming 50 years and more?”

LaRouche's answers to these questions are anything but “simple,” however, since they require a wholesale re-evaluation of the history of man's development through scientific progress, in which the “powers” of creativity, morality, and artistic beauty are inextricably linked. As he writes: “[T]he sublime notion of the purpose of work pertains to a specific distinction of man from beast, the available option of cognitive immortality available to the moral human individual. We are, in that sense, the 'fire-bringers' of our society, or, the tool-makers of the automotive plant. ...

“Work must be conceived as a true universal, as what society does to increase its power in and over the portion of the universe which society inhabits. It is that quality of transformation of the society's quality of work, which, in turn, supplies the criteria for defining the universal implication of both the work of the individual, and the individual's appropriate moral motivation for that work....

“Such is the goal of happiness....”


Table of Contents

“It is through beauty that one proceeds to freedom.”
—Friedrich Schiller

Spring/Summer 2005

Science: The Power
To Prosper
Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

‘Nun kommt die Schillerzeit!’

What Is, and to What End
Do We Study, Friedrich Schiller
In the Year 2005?
Helga Zepp LaRouche


Friedrich Schiller’s
‘The Song of the Bell’
Marianna Wertz

Schiller’s Thought-Poetry:
‘The Artists’
Helga Zepp LaRouche

Friedrich Schiller
And His Friends
William Jones


A Reader’s Guide
To Schiller’s
Letters on the Aesthetical
Education of Man

William F. Wertz, Jr.










The American System or Fascism:
A Celebration on the 200th Anniversary
Of the Death of Friedrich Schiller
A New Bretton Woods Now!

U.S. Conference: ‘Make George Bush a Lame Duck’
Italiam Parliament Calls for New Bretton Woods
berlin Seminar Promotes New ‘Treaty of Westphalia’
Civil Rights Heroine Amelia Robinson Honored in Selma

Norbert Brainin, Primarius of the Amadeus Quartet

Norbert Brainin

In Defense of Christianity

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