In Praise of Idleness

In Praise of Idleness

And Other Essays

Book - 2004
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Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise of Idleness, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. From a devastating critique of the ancestry of fascism to a vehement defence of 'useless' knowledge, with consideration given to everything from insect pests to the human soul, this is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.
Publisher: London :, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group,, 2004
ISBN: 9780415325066
Branch Call Number: ANF 361.1 RUS
Characteristics: xxvi, 171 pages ; 20 cm

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Dec 18, 2013

Wow, it's odd how something written so long ago is still so relevant today! After reading this, many of my views on economics and the Western world in general are in flux.

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