A message for our time from Bertrand Russell

I’m a member of the Bertrand Russell Society, and just now got back from the BRS annual meeting, which was held this year in Plymouth, N.H.   My friend Tim Madigan, who teaches philosophy at St. John Fisher College near Rochester, showed some video clips of Bertrand Russell that he uses in his class—including this one, which was taken from an extended interview shown on the British Broadcasting System in 1959.

Russell was asked what message he would sent to the future.   We are part of the future for whom his message was intended.

Below is another video clip of Russell.

I’ve never smoked tobacco (or anything else) and I don’t recommend that anybody else do so.  But Bertrand Russell lived an active life nearly up until his death in 1970 at the age of 97.

Click on Bertrand Russell: a Passionate Rationalist for a capsule biography of Bertrand Russell.

Click on Bertrand Russell Bulletin for more about Bertrand Russell and the Bertrand Russell Society.

Click on Schedule of Greater Rochester Russell Set for Russell-related talks and discussions in Rochester, N.Y.

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