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The Prospects of Industrial Civilisation

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This text provides a glimpse into areas of Russell's political thought. Russell criticizes his own age, and demonstrates how humanity perpetually struggles against the centralizing forces of industrialism and nationalism. He views industrialism as a threat to human freedom, as it creates large populations which have to be subject to controls and he likens Bolshevik Russia ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 10th 1996 by Routledge (first published 1923)
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Mar 23, 2008 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book in a used bookstore while travelling. It is one of Russell's early works written together with his wife Dora Russell. Published first in 1923, there is no doubt that the book is dated, but as the preface of the 1st edition states, the concepts and problems written about can certainly be applied today.

I think that it is safe to say that many people wonder about the influence of modern technology and extreme social changes. In this time of economic upheaval with banks etc... Russ
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 "in recognition of his var
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