Originally published in 1984, this volume documents Bertrand Russell’s travels in America covering the period 1945-1970. It is presented in two halves with the first a biographical account of Russell’s involvement with the United States, with special reference to the seven visits he made there during this time period. Throughout this section the most representative of Russell’s journalistic writings are highlighted and these are presented as full texts in the second half of the book.
This collection is assembled to provide an understanding of Russell’s deep and many-sided involvement with the United States during his life. A documented account, it is supplemented with important letters, photographs and newspaper articles.
Introduction Part 1 1. The Atom Bomb 2. American Lectures 1950 3. American Lectures 1951 4. The Grip of Conformity 5. Tributes from America 6. The Russell-Einstein Alliance 7. A Question of American Justice 8. Civil Liberties & the FBI 9. Russell, Khruschev & Dulles 10. Nuclear Disarmament 11. Civil Disobedience 12. Cuban Crisis 13. Rationality of the Arms Race 14. The New York Times & Vietnam 15. The Myth of American Freedom 16. The Kennedy Assassination & Aftermath 17. The Black Revolt 18. Escalation of the Vietnam War 19. War Crimes Tribunal Illustrations Part 2