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in Routledge’s critical edition of Russell’s shorter writings, however, Collected Papers 21 also includes a number of unpublished manuscripts from the Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University.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.
Table of Contents
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.