Uncertain Paths to Freedom: Russia and China, 1919-22

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 684 pages
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The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 15 assembles Russell's writings on his experiences of visiting and reflecting on Russia and China.
Having emerged from the Great War determined to prevent another armed conflict, Russell became a champion of international socialism as the antidote to the destructive forces of nationalism and capitalism. His quest for international reconstruction led to two enduring experiences, his trip first to Bolshevik Russia in 1920 and then to divided China in 1920-21. These letters describe those experiences which confirmed his emergence as a popular commentator on contemporary political issues.
The volume includes two unpublished papers on Russell's trip to Russia.
  

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Contents

Abbreviations
xii
Introduction
xv
Acknowledgements
lxxxi
Chronology
lxxxv
Maps
cii
POSTWAR REALITIES
1
Intellectual Guidance for the Masses 1919
3
The Biology of War 1919
8
Chinas Road to Freedom 1921
260
Capitalism in South China 1921
268
Mr Bertrand Russell and the Japanese Press 1921
270
Ireland and Japan 1921
272
Japan U S A and Us 1921
274
China and the Powers 1921
276
The Future of China 1921
280
A Plea for China 1921
284

Dreams and Facts 1919
13
Democracy and Efficiency 1919
20
Philosophers and Rebels 1919
24
Democracy and Direct Action 1919
28
Philosophy and Virtue 1919
37
The Noble Army of Philosophers 1919
40
The Biology of War 1919
44
The Infancy of Socialism 1919
46
New Powers and Old Frontiers 1919
52
Taking Dr Rabagliati to Task 1919
59
The Triumph of Common Sense 1919
62
Germany Before the War 1919
66
An Englishmans China 1919
69
Liberty and Law 1919
74
Why I Am a Guildsman 1919
79
Holy Russia 1919
82
The Seamy Side of Revolution 1919
86
The Philosopher King 1919
91
How Great Men Are Expected to Feel 1919
95
The Same Door 1919
98
The Anatomy of Desire 1919
102
Heroic Adventure in the Antarctic 1920
114
Civilization and the Class Struggle 1920
118
FeebleMinded and Others 1920
122
The God Demos 1920
126
A Product of Environment 1920
130
To Save an Innocent Man 1920
134
Food and the Man 1920
136
Religious Evolution 1920
139
Socialism and Liberal Ideals 1920
143
HOPES AND DISILLUSIONMENT
157
Journal of Trip to Russia 1920
159
British Labour Delegation to Russia and the Illness of Mr Clifford Allen 1920
171
Impressions of Bolshevik Russia 1920
174
Why Russia Endures Bolshevism 1920
199
Industry in Undeveloped Countries 1920
202
To the Editor of Shanghai Life 1920
213
BolshevismSome Light on the Theory 1920
216
The Uses of Education 1921
218
The Prospects of Bolshevik Russia 1921
223
Why I Support the Labour Party 1921
232
The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism 1921
236
Communist Ideals 1921
238
The Relief of the Russian Famine 1921
242
First Impressions of China 1920 247
249
The Happiness of China 1921
251
To the Editor of The New Republic 1921
255
Magdeleine Marxs Book on Woman 1921
258
China and Chinese Influence 1921
288
The Problems of China 1921
293
Is Chinese Independence Possible? 1921
297
Sketches of Modern China 1921
301
How Washington Could Help China 1921
312
Reconstruction in China 1922
316
Chinas Entanglements 1922
321
Tuchuns Not Teachers 1922
324
As a European Radical Sees It 1922
326
THE DOMESTIC RADICAL
333
Hopes and Fears As Regards America 1922
335
Communism and Society 1922
344
Free Thought and Official Propaganda 1922
347
The Prevention of War 1922
362
Communism by Stages 1922
365
The World and the WarDragon 1922
368
Chinese Problems 1922
371
The Christian Warrior 1922
377
Bring Us Peace 1922
380
A Reply to Professor Einstein 1922
383
Instinct and the Unconscious 1922
388
Two Election Leaflets 1922
392
a To the Electors of Chelsea 1922
393
b Why Thinking People Vote Labour 1922
395
What Is Morality? 1922
398
APPENDICES
403
To Produce in Two Nations a Mutual Will to War 1919
405
Declaration dIndependance de lEsprit 1919
407
Clarte 1920
411
rv La Civilisation et la lutte des classes 1920
414
Letters from Russia 1920
417
Cabinet Report 1920
422
vn Letter from China 1920
426
vn1 The Essence and Effect of Religion 1921
428
K Science of Social Structure 1921
434
The Dream 1921
436
Two Interviews on the Far East 1921
438
National Hands Off Russia Committee 1921
444
Russells Death in China 1921
448
A Protest 1921
450
Appeal for Inkpin 1922
452
No More War International Demonstrations 1922
456
xvn Coalition Split Was a Sham 1922
459
ANNOTATION
467
TEXTUAL NOTES
577
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INDEX
627
GENERAL INDEX
651
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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was born in England and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. His long career established him as one of the most influential philosophers, mathematicians, and social reformers of the twentieth century.