1st Edition

The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell Volume 21 How to Keep the Peace: The Pacifist Dilemma, 1935–38

By Bertrand Russell, Andrew Bone Copyright 2008
    1086 Pages
    by Routledge

    In Collected Papers 21 Bertrand Russell grapples with the dilemma that confronted all opponents of militarism and war in the 1930s—namely, what was the most politically and morally appropriate response to international aggression.

    How to Keep the Peace contains some of Russell’s best-known essays, such as the famous Auto-obituary and his treatment of The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed. Like the sixteen previous volumes in Routledge’s critical edition of Russell’s shorter writings, however, Collected Papers 21 also includes a number of unpublished manuscripts from the Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University. Moreover, it recovers for Russell scholars and general readers alike a rich vein of material that has previously appeared in print only in obscure or long-defunct newspaper and periodical publications.

    Part 1. Uncertain Prospects for Peace  Part 2. Diarist for ‘The New Statesman and Nation’  Part 3. Ideology and Politics  Part 4. On Reason, Cruelty and Conscience  Part 5. Science and Society  Part 6. Educational Theory and Practice  Part 7. Parenting, Marriage and Sex  Part 8. Pacifism Versus Collective Security  Appendixes.  Interviews.  Multiple-Signatory Texts.  Miscellaneous Shorter Writings.  Missing and Unprinted Papers.  Annotation.  Textual Notes.  Bibliographical Index.  General Index.


    Andrew Bone