Let $A$ be an associative algebra over a field. Then $A$ can be regarded as a Lie algebra via the Lie bracket defined by $[a,b]=abba$ for every $a,b\in A$. The algebra $A$ is called Lie locally nilpotent if it is locally nilpotent as a Lie algebra. Also, $A$ is said to be locally Lie nilpotent if every finitely generated associative subalgebra of $A$ is nilpotent as a Lie algebra. Clearly, if $A$ is locally Lie nilpotent then it is Lie locally nilpotent. Is the converse true?
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