Bertrand Russell

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(Philosopher, Propagandist, Peace activist)
BornBertrand Arthur William Russell
18 May 1872
Trellech, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Died2 February 1970 (Age 97)
Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, United Kingdom
Alma materTrinity College (Cambridge)
SpouseAlys Pearsall Smith
Founder ofCampaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Pugwash Conferences
Member ofCoefficients (dining club), Fabian Society
InterestsPeople's Tribunal
Interest ofRalph Schoenman
UK philosopher and pacifist

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.


Russell Tribunal

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)

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(The Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly February-May 2005 / Numbers 125-126, BERTRAND RUSSELL AND THE COLD WAR.)


Events Participated in

1948 Hague Congress7 May 194811 May 1948Netherlands
The Hague
Landmark conference which had a profound influence on the shape of the European Movement. Many of the groups organizing the conference received covert funding from the CIA.
Congress for Cultural Freedom/Founding Conference26 June 195029 June 1950Founded the Congress for Cultural Freedom. The participants had a "a culpable incuriosity about funding" of the luxurious conference, which was later exposed as CIA money.
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  1. The Impact of Science on Society , 1952