HAS MAN A FUTURE? by Bertrand Russell

HAS MAN A FUTURE? by Bertrand Russell (hier online bestellen)

The story:
One has to consider that this book was first published in 1961, when the Cold War was in full swing.
Russell poses the question if man who has achieved so much in the past is going to survive or destruct himself. In view of the danger by which nuclear weapons are developed and by the world leaders' attitudes towards them the author is rather pessimistic. He even accuses the scientists who he thinks are only willing to cooperate with those world leaders. To escape from a disaster Russell demands a world government to be set out and shows what first steps can be taken towards a peaceful solution. He believes in the human values that make survival worth while and so asks us all to establish a stable world without the nuclear danger.
In retrospect one must, however, realize that Russell's pessimistic view turned out to be wrong.

About the author:
Bertrand Arthur William Russell who lived from 1872 to 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist, and social critic. Over the course of his long career, Russell made important contributions, not just to logic and philosophy, but to a broad range of other subjects including education, history, political theory and religious studies. After a life marked by controversy , Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Also well-known for his many anti-war and anti-nuclear protests, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97.

HAS MAN A FUTURE? by Bertrand Russell
Paperback 154 pages (August 6, 2001)
Publisher: Spokesman Books
ISBN: 0851246389
Preis: GBP 8,99

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