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For me the most valuable learning from these essays is Russel’s view on the responsibilities of teachers and the industrialized education system.

Russell writes entertainingly on a variety of political and religious topics – most of the points that he presses about the need to eliminate social and religious bigotry, national aggression and so on are hardly radical and he repeats himself quite a bit from one essay to the next. I think he overstates the case that empiricism leads to democracy. Preview — Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell. Mar 19, Sidra added it. He has good points for why this is necessary, and I nodded along with him, but a one world government is about as realistic at this point as my no-government world.

Pointing to the flourishing of the Greeks when they threw off the shackles of their own dogmatic superficial beliefs when they became cosmopolitan, Russell thinks that this is something that can be done to save our planet from annihilation.

Each is the result of a powerful mind giving free range over the analysis of various subjects. He advocates a one world government.

Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

Mar 22, Mark rated it liked it. It must have been really difficult to be optimistic about the future when major part of the century so far most of the countries had been focused in tearing each other to pieces instead of aiming for profit through commerce. This is understandable mistake when considering the time period when the essays were written. I have recently read that the art of short story writing is making nesayos resurgence and russsell what about the essay?

Trivia About Russelk Essays. Let’s quote from passages that Russell wrote when the Nazi legacy was still a recent memory and the dangers of authoritarian populism were fresh in everyone’s thoughts. If he was overly pessimistic about the world coming to an end, he is overly optimistic about a decline in religious manias, silly him thinking that we had grown-up enough to leave fairy tales behind, especially apocalyptic ones.


It’s okay to use bertraand against people I disagree with, because my guys will win out in the end, so it won’t get used against me.

They date from the early ‘s to around the end of WWI. His commentary on Stalin and Hitler is all very well, but at several points he begins to predict, from the vantage point of or so, what the world will be like at the end of the 20th century, and is wrong on every specific suggestion, mainly that we would all be dead of ensayks war, or united under a single international government.

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Such ideas would include egalitarianism and the malleability of human nature. This book has plenty to offer relating to pursuits of objectivity, One of the few satirical philosophy books that I’ve read. Sep 07, ZaRi added it Shelves: Russell crystalizes impoplares solid arguments and provides enjoyable proposals for that of the future, all the while he eloquently balances between cynicism and naivety.

His bashings of Hegel make the whole book worth while. A recent example of this is the divisive Iraqi war: Apart from that, it was a good read. The man is just a deluded asshole, and his essence is probably just seeping out of his pores or something.

Aug 08, Adam Jacobs rated it it was amazing. This is not surprising in our Age rudsell Celebrity, an age when the charms of Kim Kardashian and the brains of Kanye West are what most people aspire to.

Russell’s big solution though is a little weird. I think its related to that belief again, in the inevitability of progress.

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Nonetheless, I admire his ironclad convictions in the freedom of the individual and the freedom of thought which everybody impopulres lip service to, but nobody in practice really bwrtrand believe in either in the present enxayos back then.

Clever and witty, he says the things that philosphers don’t want to hear but are so true! Some of these essays were assigned in my European History in college. Return to Book Page. There’s a lot of snark, but it only makes the book that much more enjoyable, even if you disagree with a lot of Russel’s views as I do. On the heels of the Francis Wheem Marx biography, I was quite pleased to immediately come upon this passage, “Hegel’s philosophy was so odd that one would not have expected him to be able to get sane men to accept it, yet he did.


Although I am willing to bet Russell would have been a demon on Twitter as well, in the first part of this century his thoughtful, rationale and profound essays expressing deeply inpopulares humanistic beliefs would be about as welcome to our current leaders as an expert at a Tory Party conference or a ladder at the Mexican border. I don’t know if I could sit down and read a bunch in a row.

Some of his ideas and opinions are outdated and history has proved them wrong, but bertrandd sharp and thoughtful. Jan 31, Marios rated it really liked it.

Another great choice by Dad. I do not doubt from this and his other writings that Russell is a genuine progressive that he only wants the greatest freedom and liberty that can be had for mankind as a whole, yet such a rash means really illustrates the force that the idea of a one world government has over people, and if a prominent philosopher like Russell is flat out willing to openly advocate war in that pursuit, I can only imagine the amount of duplicity actual politicians have engaged in since then in the same well intentioned pursuit.

This isn’t from the book, but from Evangelical literature, they hate the idea of a one-world government except for the one that JC brings after the war to end all warsI mean irrationally fear it, as if it is something that is knocking at our door, and that is coming and will take away their guns and make them wear barcodes on their neck.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in “in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought. A case can be made that all Russell had wrong was the issue. Feb 07, Jesse rated it it was amazing.