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Mortals and Others, Volume II

American Essays 1931-1935, 1st Edition

By Bertrand Russell

Edited by Harry Ruja


192 pages

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'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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