Written by one of the twentieth century’s most significant thinkers, Freedom and Organization, is considered to be Bertrand Russell’s major work on political history. It traces the main causes of political change during a period of one hundred years, which he argues were predominantly influenced by three major elements – economic technique, political theory and certain significant individuals. In the witty, approachable style that has made Bertrand Russell’s works so revered, he explores in detail the major forces and events that shaped the nineteenth century.
Table of Contents
Preface Part 1: The Principle of Legitimacy 1. Napoleon’s Successors 2. The Congress of Vienna 3. The Holy Alliance 4. The Twilight of Metternich SPart 2: The March of Mind Section A: The Social Background 5. The Aristocracy 6. Country Life 7. Industrial Life Section B: The Philosophical Radicals 8. Malthus 9. Bentham 10. James Mill 11. Ricardo 12. The Benthamite Doctrine 13. Democracy in England 14. Free Trade Section C: Socialism 15. Owen and Early British Socialism 16. Early Trade Unionism 17. Marx and Engels 18. Dialectical Materialism 19. The Theory of Surplus Value 20. The Politics of Marxism Part 3: Democracy and Plutocracy in America Section A: Democracy in America 21. Jeffersonian Democracy 22. The Settlement of the West 23. Jacksonian Democracy 24. Slavery and Disunion 25. Lincoln and National Unity Section B: Competition and Monopoly in America 26. Competitive Capatalism 27. The Approach to Monopoly Part 4: Nationalism and Imperialism 28. The Principle of Nationality 29. Bismarck and German Unity 30. Imperialism 31. The Arbiters of Europe Conclusion Bibliography Index
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). A celebrated mathematician and logician, Russell was and remains one of the most genuinely widely read and popular philosophers of modern times.