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Class #4: Italy—Science & Culture

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Featured speakers: Liliana Gorini, John Sigerson

The influence of Lyndon LaRouche’s ideas in Italy reflects an advancement based on the scientific and artistic revolutions of the 15-century Florentine Renaissance. These advances include our return to natural, scientific musical tuning, as demanded over a century ago by Giuseppe Verdi; Italy’s recent moves to implement LaRouche’s proposal for Glass-Steagall banking legislation; a return to Hamiltonian principles of economic policy; and Italy’s bold leap to join China’s Belt and Road world development movement.

At root, however, there is nothing specifically Italian about these advances; Italy is the rich soil bearing the fruits of the Platonic current that rose in Ancient Greece, stretching through Nicolaus of Cusa, Johannes Kepler, the German mathematical physicist Bernhard Riemann, and the musical genius Wilhelm Furtwängler. Furtwängler’s almost single-handed effort to save European musical culture from being utterly destroyed by the British golem Adolf Hitler, later came to be a chief inspiration for LaRouche’s insistence that music unfolds not in sound, but in the Riemannian complex domain.

Further reading:

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.: “A Lesson from Wilhelm Furtwängler: The World’s Breakdown-Crisis Is Now”

Matthew Ogden: “The Immortality of Wilhelm Furtwängler”