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“Securing World Peace Through
Embracing the Common Aims of Mankind”

Schiller Institute Conference
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 12 noon – 4:30 pm
New York Cit

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*Registration is $20 for the conference, checks are made payable to Schiller Institute

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Invitation to Conference

The world today stands at a crossroads. Poet Friedrich Schiller referred to such an inflection point as a punctum saliens--a "branching point." This is not a "point of no return". It is, rather, a great moment, pregnant with hitherto unseen possibility. 

To seize a better future in such moments requires people and governments to "have the courage to change their axioms," as Prime Minister Rabin, toasting Yassir Arafat and President Clinton at Camp David in 1994, once said, and did. Global prosperity or global extinction is the choice humanity now faces. In either case, the present trans-Atlantic order will cease to exist. 

In Berlin on June 30, Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche led 300 representatives from 24 nations in presenting a new cultural paradigm, one which, free from the madness of the present bankrupt monetary system, would resolve conflicts among states through mutual economic development, not war. The theme of that conference-- "Creating A Common Future for Mankind and a Renaissance of Classical Culture" --represents the only sane pathway forward.

The "win-win", anti-geopolitical approach of Russia, China, and allied nations, expressed in what the Chinese refer to as the "New Silk Road," is now a reality. Wars can be avoided, and conflicts are being resolved, through this approach. A new diplomacy has emerged, in which fostering human creativity, scientific achievements in space,  and higher, rising living standards that lift billions out of poverty, can bring mutual prosperity and true peace to all nations.

Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche, known throughout Asia since 1997 as "the Silk Road Lady," and her husband, economist Lyndon LaRouche, virtually invented this "win-win" outlook, documented in proposals dating back as far as 1975. They have fought since that time to include the trans-Atlantic community, and particularly the United States, in that perspective. The 300-page study, The New Silk Road Becomes The World Land-Bridge, available from EIR News Service, is their latest contribution to this 40-year dialogue.

Rather than the global perpetual terror/perpetual war condition that has become the "new normal" since September 11, 2001, the Schiller Institute rejects the inevitability of a "clash of civilizations" which demands a "war to the death" between supposedly opposite "ways of life." On Saturday, September 10, 2016, one day before the 15th anniversary of the horrific murder of 3,000 American citizens and others at Manhattan's World Trade Center, in Washington, D.C., and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the alternative to senseless war expressed in the June Berlin Schiller conference will also be advanced here in New York City. Diplomatic, political and academic representatives, as well as concerned American citizens, will propose a "reset", a return to the principle of "the benefit of the other", as established in the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, the true basis for the original vision of the United Nations that American President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt advanced. 

Preventive war, regime change, assassination of heads of state, unjust sanctions: these are the tools of failed states and small minds. Humanity is, as Schiller said in his poem "Hoffnung" "born for that which is better".

It is not enough to desire the future; it is necessary to be that future. Please join us for our conference, on Saturday, September 10, 2016.