Yours faithfully, Bertrand Russell: a lifelong fight for peace, justice, and truth in letters to the editor

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Bertrand Russell was one of the greatest philosophers of our time. In addition, he engaged in a lifelong battle with the forces of injustice -- emphasizing the importance of practice as well as theory. His most effective weapon in this struggle was letters to newspapers and magazines, most of which are collected in this volume.Russell exposes the irrationality of leaders and defends the public against the evils of the time, from British conscription in World War I and fascism in the 1930s to McCarthyism in the 1950s and the Vietnam War in the 1960s. These witty, acerbic letters show him brilliantly sparring with both ordinary citizens and the most powerful leaders of the day.

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Early Letters 19041913 documents 18
Against the First World War 19141918 938
Between the Wars 19191938 3992

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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.

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