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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970). Philosopher, mathematician, educational and sexual reformer, pacifist, prolific letter writer, author and columnist, Bertrand Russell was one of the most influential and widely known intellectual figures of the twentieth century. In 1950 he was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1950 for his extensive contributions to world literature and for his "rationality and humanity, as a fearless champion of free speech and free thought in the West."
Even though I do not agree with this philosopher's stand on war and socialism; nevertheless, as a free thinking individual, I appreciate Mr. Russell's genius and sharp wit. This 336 page tome covers a wide range of material with detailed comments on numerous topics. This book is organized in such a way that makes it a great read. Just look up the topic and it gives you the page number of the quote. This book has taken the comments and quotations from a wide variety of Russell's writings. Some of the topics include: Aggression, America, Anarchy. Anti-Semitism, Artistotle, Asia, belief, religion, books, courage, death, democracy, economics, and numerous other topics. This short review cannot do justice to this very interesting and informative book.
In conclusion, This book is for anyone who has an intellectual curiousity.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Never Trust a Politician).
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