Pacifism and Revolution, 1916-18

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Literary Collections - 630 pages
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During the First World War, Bertrand Russell was political commentator for The Tribunal, the official weekly publication of the No-Conscription Fellowship, of which Russell was Action Chairman.
This volume contains many short papers from that period, which reflect Russell's immediate reponses to developments in the conflict. These documents bear witness to Russell's growing commitment to pacifism, and reveal the development of the patterns of political argument, rhetoric and activism which were to characterise his work throughout his life.

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Contents

Abbreviations
xiv
Acknowledgements
lxi
General Headnote
3
The Momentum of War 1916
19
Why Do Men Persist in Living? 1917
25
The Logic of Armaments 1917
32
The Pacifist at Large 1917
44
The Prospects of the N C F in the New Year 1917
53
Crucify Him Crucify Him 1917
285
InterAllied Socialist Conference 1917
299
Six Months for Spreading Truth 1917
308
The Kaisers Reply to the Pope 1917
314
Asia and the War 1917
327
A Valuable Suggestion by the Bishop of Exeter 1917
333
The People and Peace 1917
336
Saul Among the Prophets II 1917
354

General Headnote
59
Universal National Service 1917
72
The Government and Absolute Exemption 1917
85
Liberty and National Service 1917
89
War and Individual Liberty 1917
96
General Headnote
105
Russian Charter of Freedom 1917
117
Reply
123
Americas Entry into the War 1917
129
The Importance of Mental Growth 1917
141
Resistance and Service 1917
150
How to Destroy Prussian Militarism 1917
158
Russia and Peace 1917
165
Tribute at Leeds 1917
182
The Price of Vengeance 1917
189
Pacifism and Economic Revolution 1917
196
Pacifism and Revolution 1917
203
Chancellor and Premier 1917
217
General Headnote
223
General Headnote
277
A New Tribunal for Gaol Delivery 1917
361
The Sanctity of Conscience 1917
368
The N C F Christmas Card 1917
381
The German Peace Offer 1918
398
Statements by Bertrand Russell 1918
406
Human Character and Social Institutions 1918
419
Despair in Regard to the World 1918
426
The International Outlook II 1918
429
The State God 1918
435
General Headnote
443
Has Achieved 1919
449
and the Ungenuines 1917
471
Plans for the Peoples Party 1917
480
Reorganisation of Information Bureau 1917
490
ANNOTATION
501
TEXTUAL NOTES
559
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL INDEX
591
GENERAL INDEX
609
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic philosophy. Together with Kurt Gödel, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide variety of topics. After a life marked by controversy--including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York--Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Noted also for his many spirited anti-nuclear protests and for his campaign against western involvement in the Vietnam War, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97.