In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays (Paperback)
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Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise of Idleness, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. From a devastating critique of the ancestry of fascism to a vehement defence of 'useless' knowledge, with consideration given to everything from insect pests to the human soul, this is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415325066
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: 2nd edition


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'A book full of rich, stimulative thought, with plenty of scope for disagreement.' - The Guardian

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'A book full of rich, stimulative thought, with plenty of scope for disagreement.' - The Guardian

'Invariably intelligent, stimulating and lucid.' - The Listener

'There is not ... a page which does not provoke argument or thought.' - The Sunday Times

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“In Praise of Idleness”

An incredible set of essays encompasing a wide spectrum of ideas, from arguments against fascism and communism, and for socialism to a call for more communal architecture and a defence of 'useless'... More

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