The joint statement from Biden and Putin, reaffirming that nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, represents a potential for positive change. First, it acknowledges that we have been headed toward a nuclear war, which few are willing to face. Second, it raises the deeper question, how can such a war be avoided? Pronouncements like this are never definitive. Lyndon LaRouche provided the answer, that the commitment of sovereign nation states to sharing the benefits of technological progress, is the key to durable peace. And how do we achieve that? His wife, Helga, has provided the answer: break out of the imperial geopolitical paradigm, with its commitment to predatory neoliberal economics benefitting the private banks, and build a new paradigm of cooperation, to achieve the Common Aims of Mankind. This is the theme of next weekend’s online Schiller Institute conference — click here to register for this historic event!