| Bertrand Russell |
(Philosopher, Propagandist, Peace activist)
|Born||Bertrand Arthur William Russell|
Trellech, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
|Died||1970-02-02 (Age 97)|
Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, United Kingdom
|Alma mater||Trinity College (Cambridge)|
|Spouse||Alys Pearsall Smith|
|Founder of||Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Pugwash Conferences|
|Member of||Coefficients (dining club)|
|Interest of||Ralph Schoenman|
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense".
He was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.
In 1966 he organised the Russell Tribunal (also known as the International War Crimes Tribunal, Russell-Sartre Tribunal, or Stockholm Tribunal), which was a private People's Tribunal organised in cooperation with French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre, with Lelio Basso, Simone de Beauvoir, Vladimir Dedijer, Ralph Schoenman, Isaac Deutscher and others. The tribunal investigated and evaluated American foreign policy and military aggression in Vietnam. Other tribunals were organised in it's image.
The Impact of Science on Society (1952)
- Andrew G. Bone Bertrand Russell as cold war propagandist
(The Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly February-May 2005 / Numbers 125-126, BERTRAND RUSSELL AND THE COLD WAR.)
- The Impact of Science on Society , 1952