‘The Implications of the H-bomb’ by Bertrand Russell
Manuscript draft, 1955
This autograph manuscript by philosopher and logician Bertrand Russell was for a radio lecture first broadcast in 1955. A vocal opponent of atomic weapons, Russell joined with other scientists including Albert Einstein to produce what is known as the ‘Russell-Einstein Manifesto’, calling for nuclear disarmament.
Russell’s anti-war stance during the First World War saw him dismissed from his lectureship at Trinity College in 1916. He was reinstated in 1919 and was a Fellow of the College from 1944-1949.
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