For starters, dedicate about 4 hours to reading this book. In it, Lyndon LaRouche, the most successful economist of all time, lays out the negentropic global process which underlies the progress of mankind. Behind the apparent rapid changes in society and economy lies an invariant process which Riemannian analysis makes intelligible.
After reading this fairly short book, you will still face problems, but you will see the real basis for making decisions which lead to growth and development of your nation or firm.
Lyndon LaRouche, the leader of the global forces seeking to replace geopolitics and imperial warfare with a New Paradigm of relations among all mankind based upon cooperative development of science, technology and infrastructure developing from Earth into the galaxy, is best known as an eight-time contender for the U.S. Presidency, the author of what became the Strategic Defense Initiative, the most successful economic forecaster in history, founder of the Executive Intelligence Review and the Fusion Energy Foundation, fighter for classical musical culture, and defender of truth and justice everywhere. In short, he is someone you should get to know!
“Through three millennia of recorded history to date, centered around the Mediterranean, the civilized world has been run by two, bitterly opposed elites, the one associated with the faction of Socrates and Plato, the other with the faction of Aristotle. During these thousands of years, until the developments of approximately 1784-1818 in Europe, both factions’ inner elites maintained in some fashion an unbroken continuity of organization and knowledge through all of the political catastrophes which afﬂicted each of them in various times and locales.
“It was the elite associated with the Platonic (or, Neoplatonic) faction which organized the American Revolution and established the United States as a democratic constitutional republic. . . .
“In the aftermath of the 1815 Treaty of Vienna, the shattering of the power of the Platonic elite in Europe meant in large measure both a scattering of the main forces of that faction, and an associated, increasing loss of the “secret knowledge” through which the Platonic inner elite had formerly developed and exercised its factional power. From that time to the present period, the inner circles of the Aristotelian (or, more exactly, “neo-Aristotelian”) faction have been hegemonic increasingly in ordering world affairs. Although humanist (Platonic) factional forces have continued in existence and are represented among political and related elites today, the Platonic elite has lost connection to the body of knowledge upon which its former power depended . . . .
“The principal function of this report is to summarily, but systematically identify the “secret knowledge” of the Platonic inner elite. That includes the Platonic’s knowledge of the secrets of the enemy, Aristotelian elite . . . .”
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This civilization could be saved--if we earn that.
If we are not all to drown, your neighbor too, must learn now to swim.
What therefore did you urgently need to know, which I had either neglected to tell you, or, perhaps, had not said clearly enough? What did you require most urgently, that you might rescue us from your neighbor’s folly? A grander strategic perspective, a more alluring set of programs of economic reconstruction? I thought that was not where my omission lay.
What your neighbor required, most urgently, was not instruction on what to think, but remedial assistance in the matter of how to think. One must never make apology for saying even unpleasant things which are needed, most urgently, to be said. One need not apologize for saying that as well as possible--if no one else were saying it better.
I wish devoutly it were better; but nonetheless, it had been better said than not.
Now, my friends have elected, very kindly, to reissue these three published philosophical writings together, in a single volume. May it enrich you and so give you pleasure. I can do no better but share with you something slightly better than that which I have to give. --Lyndon Larouche