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Apr 28, Ron rated it really liked it. It would be equally possible to produce a population of sane and reasonable people, but many governments do not wish to do so, since such people would fail to admire the politicians who are at the head of these governments To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Three stars because of Russell’s way of pointing out the importance sticking to your guns, keeping your dignity, and saying what you mean, popular or not.

This fact Britain can be proud of, being a country that has produced few public intellectuals in recent history and which looks unlikely to produce another one ever again.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, what he didn’t see that this unification would be delivered by global capitalism instead I stumbled on and read a 66 year-old Finnish translation by Kyllikki Sutinen of the book and reading it in the old fashioned Finnish language gave the reading experience an authentic feeling.

Their paranoia at this, and their hatred at the possibility of a ‘peaceful world’ stinks to them of the Anti-Christ yes in Evangelical literature the Anti-Christ will try to bring peace secularly, what an evil fuck he must be to try to do that. The best essay in this collection is “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”. About as perfect a collection of essays as one could hope for. Some of these essays were assigned in my European History in college.

Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell

Russell’s unpopularity perhaps began when he spoke out against WWI and Britain’s role in 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.

Perhaps as unpopular as they are transformative, Russell’s essays collected under this title profess to dispel many myths that the general run of human beings russelk in the twentieth century took, and still take for granted.


Explore the Imlopulares Gift Guide. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Oct 09, Troy Wilkinson rated it it was amazing. All in all it was a great read from a great mind. I have recently read that the art of short story writing is making a resurgence and so what about the essay?

In Lisbon when heretics were publicly burned, it sometimes happened that one of them, by a particularly edifying recantation, would be granted the boon of being strangled before being put into the flames. On the other hand his writing about philosophy for lay people is widely praised, and on the evidence of this book, understandably so.

Written in the early days of the Cold War, he was wrongly convinced that unless something drastic happened we would end up destroying each other by the year View all 5 comments. 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. In this collection one will find some dated examples but nonetheless worth reading.

I was about 9 then and found it hilarious. Get to Know Us. This is understandable mistake when considering the time period when the essays were written.

Bertrand Russell: obras detalladas

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He convincingly notes the common drivers of these fatuous beliefs across epochs to be fear, a need for self-importance, ignorance and socialization. A recent example of this is the divisive Iraqi war: Russell’s concern in these essays is how are we going bertranc survive as a planet. He goes after ancient philosophers, that Plato’s Republic should have been admired on its political side by decent peop Berteand world changed a lot in the period these essays were written, the s and s, yet there’s still a lot of thematic unity here, the content being very relevant even up until the present day.

But it is not by old error that new error can be combated.

No trivia or quizzes yet. View all 12 comments. Dec 01, E Sweetman rated it liked it Recommends it for: This is kind of like common sense to some, or utter bullshit and the kind of thinking that is wrong with this dirty humanist infected nation of ours to others. Old school social critic. If only Russel was alive today. I think he overstates the case that empiricism leads to democracy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The clearest and most present danger to human civilization may no longer be nuclear weapons, although they are impopularees a risk.


A certain degree of isolation both in space and time is essential to generate the independence required for the most important work; there must “Men lived with one kind of illusion, and when they lost it they fell into another.

He goes after dogmatism, religious and secular. All in all, it’s an easy to read book and also quite entertaining and eye opening especially when reading about old beliefs and prejudices that nowadays seem completely far-fetched! In this age of glitter and good-looks Russell is especially handicapped; in his later years he had the appearance of a somewhat scrawnier but more human looking version of Gonzo the Muppet.

If one is already a skeptical humanist as Russell most surely was by the time he collected these essays you’re in the choir for his well reasoned but also well thread thoughts on things such as science, religion and the like.

I would hope have given it another star if he’d left out his ridiculous political musings on a world government, though I suppose he did warn the reader with the title. It begins only when the oppressors come to have bad conscience, and this only happens when their power is no longer secure. Jan 23, Maru Kun rated it it was amazing Shelves: The assertion that every important war since has been won by the more democratic regime is also interesting, but I have doubts.

This book has plenty to offer relating to pursuits of objectivity, One of the few satirical philosophy books that I’ve read. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.