The Hitler Book, edited by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

"Science," the Greek word for knowledge, when appended to the word "political," creates what seems like an oxymoron. For who could claim to know politics? More complicated than any game, most people who play it become addicts and die without understanding what they were addicted to. The rest of us suffer under their malpractice as our "leaders." A truer case of the blind leading the blind could not be found. Plumb the depths of confusion here.

Re: The Hitler Book, edited by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

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Afterword
by Helga Zepp-Larouche

Even before this book goes to print, everything points to the likelihood that public interest in it will be great. In the course of a television broadcast for the May 26, 1984 European Parliament elections, I mentioned the imminent publication of the book, and briefly indicated its contents. The large number of telephone calls received by myself and my associates in the days following the broadcast, leads me to conclude that the book could very well become a best-seller.

"I've always thought there was a lot more behind Hitler," was the most frequent comment heard from these callers. Their many questions about who really brought Hitler to power, seems to confirm my suspicion that this is indeed the Gordian knot which must be cut if we are ever to rediscover a true German identity.

But West German readers will not be the only ones to appreciate the liberating effects of this book. The founding members of the Schiller Institute in the United Stares are committed to publishing an English-language edition by June of this year. At this very moment, when the same circles who saw Hitler as their best alternative are involved in an attempt to decouple Western Europe from the United States, we have an obligation to set the historical record straight. Germany's history is not what Hollywood has ever alleged it to be.

The Schiller Institute is planning a publication series on German-American history. These studies will place special emphasis on a positive redefinition of the Atlantic Alliance, not only in the field of military strategy, but also in economics, science, and culture.

Such an initiative has come not a moment too soon. The international financial and debt crisis is speeding toward a complete collapse, which this time will be considerably worse than the Great Crash of 1931. But for the first time, now there exist ideas and politically organized forces capable of solving the crisis, within the framework of a reorganization of the world monetary system. Whether or not this opportunity will be seized, depends to a large extent on whether we have truly learned from our past.

We hope at any rate that the reader of this book, having gained new insights and perspectives, will decide to join in the work of the Schiller Institute. It was a long, hard fall from Friedrich Schiller's high ideal of humanity, to the barbaric world-view of an Adolf Hitler. But should it not also be possible for us to set into motion a movement in the opposite direction, if we joyfully apply ourselves to that task?

Helga Zepp-LaRouche
Virginia, May 31, 1984
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Re: The Hitler Book, edited by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

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Principles of the Schiller Institute

1. The purpose of the Schiller Institute is to counterpose to the multiple tendencies toward decoupling Western Europe from the United States a positive conception for the maintenance and revitalization of the Western alliance. Its members commit themselves to the idea of returning to the spirit of the American Revolution, the German classics, and the Liberation Wars against Napoleon, and to proceed from that basis to find solutions to the present problems.

2. The Schiller Institute sees as its task to newly define the interest of the Western alliance, namely in the humanist tradition of Nicolaus of Cusa, Leibniz, and William Penn, and to work for a more just world order in which national sovereign republics are united as a community of principle of mutual help and development. The members of the Schiller Institute regard themselves as world citizens and patriots alike, in the sense that Friedrich Schiller used these notions.

3. It is not without reason that the Western alliance has been afflicted with the present crisis. To elaborate those causes of the crisis and to redesign the areas of positive collaboration are included tasks of the Institute. The following departments shall be created to this end:

I. Department for military cooperation. Subsumed areas: Topics of military history from Lazare Carnot, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau to MacArthur, et al. The alliance in the era of the doctrine of Mutually Assured Survival.

II. Department for economic cooperation. Subsumed areas: The economic theory of Alexander Hamilton, the "American System" of Political Economy, Friedrich List, the Careys, etc. Common future economic tasks of the alliance.

III. Department for scientific and technological cooperation. Subsumed areas: The physical principles in the work of Gauss, Riemann, Cantor. Future areas of scientific cooperation.

IV. Department for the study of the common historical and cultural roots of Western Europe and the United States. Subsumed areas: The significance of the Weimar Classics, Schiller, Beethoven, and Franklin's European networks. The influence of German culture in America. Historical developments in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

4. The Institute shall carry the name of Schiller because no one has combined the idea of republican freedom and the idea of poetical beauty more effectively than Friedrich Schiller. For Schiller as for the members of this Institute, the greatest work of art is building political freedom.
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