|DEFENSE OF FREDERICK THE GREAT|
|It is no accident of chance, if today in the midst of a terrible new fall into the abyss, the figure of Frederick the Great appears particularly invested with radiant glory, that in him there are concentrated -- in spite also of his human sides -- all those values of character for whose predominance the best Germans struggle hopefully today, namely, personal boldness, ruthless power of decision, consciousness of responsibility, penetrating cleverness, and an awareness of honour such as had never before been chosen with such mythic greatness as the guiding star of an entire life.||The image of Frederick the Great as a military genius often causes us to overlook the fact, that his greater genius was that of a statesman, who fought wars only when there was no other solution for the dangers to Prussia's future existence.(1)|
1. LaRouche offers new policy for reunification in Berlin; unsigned article; EIR, Oct. 21, 1988.