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p. 854. Politics and societylocked

p. 854. Politics and societylocked

  • A. C. Grayling


‘Politics and society’ considers Russell's thinking about morality, politics, ethics, and society as outlined in Human Society in Ethics and Politics and the shocking Marriage and Morals, a book on sexual morality for which he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Russell's views on human relationships highlight three topics: one is the harmfulness of religion, another is the need for good education, and the third is individual liberty. Each is considered in turn. Finally, Russell's strong opposition to the Boer War, the First World War, and the Vietnam War, but also his support for the Allied effort in the Second World War are described.

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