Bertrand Russell style

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  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    He was very fond of the three piece. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Bertrand Russell came up with some deliciously arrogant one-liners to go along with the three-pieces:

    "Many people would sooner die than think; in fact they often do"

    "To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the hallmark of civilisation, and at present very few people have reached this level"

    "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous collapse is the belief that one's work is important"
     


  3. Frog in Suit

    Frog in Suit Senior member

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    Brilliant, heavy weight cloths; it looks as if he he'd been wearing those suits for yonks, which he probably had....

    Frog in Suit
     


  4. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    Very professorial academic style...


    Russell Kirk liked the 3-piece as well.

    [​IMG]
     


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    lermontov Senior member

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    Great Pics and Quotes
     


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    theoldadage Senior member

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    Pre-war sartorial conformity granted, I still don't think he actually looks that good...
     


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    Frog in Suit Senior member

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    Pre-war sartorial conformity granted, I still don't think he actually looks that good...

    He may have lost weight between the bespeaking of the suits and the time when he was photographed.

    Frog in Suit
     


  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Fantastic thread...best in weeks.


    - B
     


  9. comrade

    comrade Senior member

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    I love it. A Leftist from the aristocracy
    with a Nobel Prize to boot. However,
    he does look a bit like a dessicated old
    Toff.
     


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    good at math and logic. horrible philosopher. meh dresser.
     


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    good at math and logic. horrible philosopher. meh dresser.
    ...but how do you really feel about him?
     


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    axe Senior member

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    I love it. A Leftist from the aristocracy
    with a Nobel Prize to boot. However,
    he does look a bit like a dessicated old
    Toff.

    Leftist? IIRC he suggested Moscow be nuked after WWII. He was no fan of Stalin's, and I think he disliked Communism in general.
     


  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Russell was an authoritarian aristocrat, happily looking down on the Communists, the USA, the UK government, religion/God, the general public and basically anyone other than himself.

    He'd only have been really happy with a single world-government with him at the head of it, crushing any outbreak of individuality in the plebian class ruthlessly in the name of peace, while busily working on the purification of the human race and claiming to be an impartial observer and commentator on events. He is one of the most wonderfully arrogant writers there is, and makes for charming reading because of that. [​IMG]
     


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    Russell was an authoritarian aristocrat, happily looking down on the Communists, the USA, the UK government, religion/God, the general public and basically anyone other than himself.
    There's a lot of arrogance in his works, between the lines and sometimes "in your face", but your statement is grossly exaggerated. And his views on the US are at least ambiguous, he was a proponent of an (sort of) American lead world "government" after WWII.
     


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    comrade Senior member

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    Russell was an authoritarian aristocrat, happily looking down on the Communists, the USA, the UK government, religion/God, the general public and basically anyone other than himself.

    He'd only have been really happy with a single world-government with him at the head of it, crushing any outbreak of individuality in the plebian class ruthlessly in the name of peace, while busily working on the purification of the human race and claiming to be an impartial observer and commentator on events. He is one of the most wonderfully arrogant writers there is, and makes for charming reading because of that. [​IMG]


    I would still characterize him as a man of the Left, certainly in the
    context of Post War politics.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertran...litical_causes
     


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