Bertrand Arthur William Russell, born near Trellek in Wales,
was a member of an old and noble family. When his older
brother died in 1931, he inherited the family title and became
Bertrand Russell was an outspoken pacifist and advocated very liberal attidudes towards sex, marriage and methods of education. He was a critic of World War I and was imprisoned in 1918 for anti-war propaganda, and again in 1961 for "incitement to civil disobedience" in a campaign for nuclear disarmament.
A week before Albert Einstein died, Bertrand Russell asked the physicist to sign a appeal to stop all nuclear testing, an act that bore fruit in the nucelar test ban treaty in 1963. This letter became famous as the Einstein/Russell appeal.
'Government can easily exist without law, but law cannot exist without government.'
|People: 1500-2000||Events: 1913|