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Bertrand Russell and the Socialism That Wasn't

Jean Bricmont, Normand Baillargeon


Russell was both a liberal and a socialist, a combination perfectly comprehensible in his time, but almost unthinkable today. As a liberal, he opposed concentrations of power in all its military, governmental, and religious manifestations. But as a socialist, he equally opposed the concentrations of power stemming from the private ownership of the means of production, which therefore had to be put under social control.


Socialism; History; Marxism; Philosophy

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