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Posted June 2, 2005
I FIRST READ 'THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BERTRAND RUSSELL' DURING THE SUMMER OF LOVE--1967. IT WAS DURING THE ESCALATION OF THE VIET NAM WAR, THE DISSEMINATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE INCULCATION OF CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM IN AMERICAN SOCIETY. IN RETROSPECT, NOT SURPRISINGLY, HIS WORDS EVOKED A STEADFASTNESS OF WILL AND A GENTLENESS OF SPIRIT THAT HAVE CARRIED ME THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT YEARS OF STRUGGLE IN THE HUMAN CONDITION. 'WOULD THAT WE WERE ALL SUCH MINDFUL BEINGS...
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Posted August 14, 2000
The autobiography of one of the most wonderful minds of the century is a beautiful picture of the development of an unparalled mathematecian and philosopher. It is the detailed expression of a mind of a genius in the making. He is frank about himself--his acts, thoughts and emotions--and the book is, therefore, like theirs, an extraordinary psychological revelation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.