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Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 1996

Cover of Fidelio Volume 5, Number 1, Spring 1996


How Hobbes’ Mathematics Misshaped Modern History  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

Paolo Sarpi on the Origin of Religion  

Thomas Hobbes: Fascist Exponent of Enlightenment Science  

by Brian Lantz

The Mandeville Model  

by H. Graham Lowry

Christian Economics—Or the ‘Structures of Sin’?  

by William F. Wertz, Jr.

A Response to ‘The Modern Development of Financial Activities in the Light of the Ethical Demands of Christianity’


The Year of Decision  

Save the Children in Bosnia-Hercegovina!  


Friedrich Schiller: ‘Shakespeare’s Shade’  


Schiller Institute Conference in Eltville, Germany: ‘The Future Determines the Present’  

LaRouche Exoneration Fight: Black Officials Demand Congress Investigate D.O.J.  

Memorandum to Mankind 1996: World Catastrophe or Progress of Civilization?  

Schiller Institute Mobilizes Against Newt Gingrich's ‘Contract’  

MSIA Open Letter to Mexican President Zedillo  

Fidelio Article Provokes Debate in China  


Bishop Anthony Pilla, President, U.S. National Conference of Catholic Bishops  

by Nina Ogden

‘You must measure a country by the way it treats its most needy’.


Johannes Vermeer, Artist of Divine Harmony  

by Nora Hamerman

Exactly three hundred years ago, in 1696, some twenty-one works by Johannes Vermeer were auctioned off together in Amsterdam. Today, the first retrospective exhibit devoted entirely to the Dutch artist reunites twenty-one of his thirty-six known paintings at Washington’s National Gallery of Art (November 1995-February 1996) and the Mauritshuis, The Hague (March-June 1996).

Universal Values in Distinctly American Settings  

by Janice Chaitkin

The National Gallery of Art, and curators Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. and Franklin Kelly, have done a great service to the public by mounting a comprehensive exhibition of the art of the American painter Winslow Homer.


Tracking the Killers of Dr. King  

by Edward Spannaus

Orders to Kill: The Truth Behind the Murder of Martin Luther King by William F. Pepper

Missing the Chance To Shape History  

by Anthony K. Wikrent

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

Musical ‘Classroom Mathematics’  

by Bruce Director

Emblems of Mind: The Inner Life of Music and Mathematics by Edward Rothstein

Apostle of a New Dark Age  

by Katherine Notley

On the Eve of the Millennium: The Future of Democracy Through an Age of Unreason by Conor Cruise O’Brien

Transmitting Kepler’s Physics to China  

Hsu Kuang-ch’i and Astronomical Reform: The Process of the Chinese Acceptance of Western Astronomy by Keizo Hashimoto, and Controversial Ideas in China and Europe: A Biography of Jean-Francois Foucquet, S.J. by John W. Witek, S.J.