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I was about 9 then and found it hilarious. 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.

Preview — Unpopular Essays by Bertrand Russell. Ipmopulares 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.

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. His essays about philosophy and ideas were my favorite part of the book what is Fearless against past “authorities” Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Marx etc Russel uses logic and observation against nonsense philosophy, religion, superstitions, xenophobia, misogyny and other dogmatic beliefs of his time.

Real reality is timeless 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.

Russell is engaging, funny, and quite honest in his hopes for the future. Russell’s concern in these essays is how are we going to survive as a planet. Bertrand Russell was right about many things. The best essay in this collection is “An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish”.

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Wouldn’t hurt to read. To be fair whenever I see a picture of that fat fuck Rush Limbaugh or the used car salesman smile imopulares Joel Olsteen I think similar things, just looking at this how could you trust anything these people say.

Jan 31, Marios rated it really liked it. View all 12 comments. Why a one-world government would be a good thing? He goes after dogmatism, religious and secular. He attacks Hegel for this in a very humorous manner, but also criticizes his intellectual descendants, the Marxists and their belief in the inevitability of Communism.


My favourite so far though is the inducement to philosophy in the final section of “Philosophy for Laymen”: This first quote goes to the heart of many of our current problems: 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.

If he was overly pessimistic about the world coming to an end, berttrand 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.

At least keep in mind that he had just witnessed two world wars and expected the third one to be fought with nuclear weapons. This would make the spectators s “I think that the evils that men inflict on each other, and by reflection upon themselves, have their main source in evil passions rather than in bertrwnd or beliefs. He goes after ancient philosophers, that Plato’s Republic should have been admired on russelk political side by decent peop The 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.

Old school social critic. 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.

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Nonetheless, I admire his ironclad convictions in the freedom of the individual and the freedom of thought which everybody pays lip service to, but nobody in practice really does believe in either in the present or back then. Quite a bit of this book is how irrationality and ignorance create problems, and stop any meaningful solutions from happening. People who are vigorous and brutal often find war enjoyable, provided that it is a victorious war and that there is not too much interference with rape and plunder.

On impo;ulares other hand his writing about philosophy for lay people is widely praised, and on the evidence of this book, understandably so. Years ago I read an essay by Bertrand Russell which included an imaginary conversation between a cat and a dog. My professor endayos them to make the class one of the best and most informative history classes I’ve ever taken.


Perhaps in his dedication to empiricism he’s not entirely sure of any of his own beliefs, but he believes that some ideas are certain enough to be very useful, and ought to be defended with conviction. Clever and witty, he says the things that philosphers don’t want to hear but are so true!

The clearest and most present danger to human civilization may no longer be nuclear weapons, although they are still a risk. I appreciate the idea he has, and maybe he is on to something. These essays all in one way or another deal with questions of why are we at this brink? 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.

Thanks bertrznd telling us about the problem.

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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. 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. View all 5 comments. beftrand

This is not surprising in our Age of Celebrity, an age when the charms of Kim Kardashian and the brains of Kanye West are what most people aspire to. Laser-guided thinking, and whilst it shows its age in a few places, still makes you lament at the state of modern life, thinking and politics.

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 ruwsell 20th century, and is wrong on every specific suggestion, mainly that we would all be dead of thermonuclear war, or united under a single international government.