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Music, violence, and nihilism in America

A symbol of music

I am not an expert on the subject, but I have read enough to know how different kinds of music can affect different aspects of the soul.  For example, martial music – think of the French national anthem, the Marseillaise, or the Indian tom-tom – arouses the fighting spirit of the soul.  In contrast, lyrical music calms the soul.  All this is well known to those who employ musical therapy in the treatment of mental disorders.