Australian Left Review


Peter Mason


In 1917 Bertrand Russell wrote a speech for the war workers of Glasgow dealing with a pressing problem th a t is every bit as pressing today: how, as an individual, to avoid being crushed by the huge, impersonal institutions of the twentieth century. Above all how to escape the tendency to greed and self interest which, he said, modern capitalism forces upon all who are not heroic or exceptionally fortunate.



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