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Description - The Prospects of Industrial Civilisation by Louis Greenspan

The Prospects of Industrial Civilization provides a rare glimpse into areas of Russell's political thought which are often ignored. Written with Dora Black (who became Russell's second wife) on a trip to China in 1920, it is revealing both as a period piece and as a book for our times. Russell criticises his own age, and demonstrates how humanity perpetually struggles against the centralising forces of industrialism and nationalism. He views industrialism as a threat to human freedom, as it creates large populations which have to be subject to controls and he likens Bolshevik Russia to Cromwell's England, asserting that both were dictatorships designed to force an essentially feudal society to adopt industrialism. He sees industrialism and nationalism as fundamentally linked and proposes one government for the whole world as a solution. Russell is not blind to the positive side of industrialism; without machines an economy of subsistence would be the best for which society could hope, but argues that the global village and prevailing political democracy should be its eventual results.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415136020
ISBN-10: 0415136024
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1959
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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