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In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays (Routledge Classics)

In Praise of Idleness: And Other Essays (Routledge Classics)
Author: Bertrand Russell
ISBN 13: 9780415325066
ISBN 10: 415325064
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2004-03-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $24.95

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.