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Mortals and Others, Volume II
American Essays 1931-1935

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ISBN 9780415178679
Published February 23, 1998 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

'Every man would like to be God, if it were possible; some few find it difficult to admit the impossibility.' - Bertrand Russell
From 1931-1935 Bertrand Russell was one of the regular contributors to the literary pages of the New York American, together with other distinguished authors, such as Aldous Huxley and Vita Sackville-West. Mortals and Others Volume II presents a further selection of his essays, ranging from the politically correct, to the perfectly obscure: from The Prospects of Democracy to Men Versus Insects.
Even though written in the politically heated climate of the 1930s, these essays are surprisingly topical and engaging for the present day reader. Volume II of Mortals and Others serves as a splendid, fresh introduction to the compassionate eclecticism of Bertrand Russell's mind.

Table of Contents

On Bores
The Triumph of Stupidity
What Makes People Likeable
Men Versus Insects
I Escape From Progress
The Cult of the Individual
On Medievalism
Can We Think Quickly Enough
Expecting the Millenium
On Transferring One's Anger
Is Anybody Normal?
Why Travel?
Love of Money
Virtue's Fashions
What to Believe
Insanity and Insight
On being Insulting
Vigorous and Feeble Epochs

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