Bertrand Russell. El sentit comú i la guerra nuclear. Barcelona: Institut Català Internacional per la Pau; Angle Editorial, 2015. Col·lecció Clàssics de la pau i de la noviolència, 10.

Written at the height of the Cold War in 1959, Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare was published in an effort ‘to prevent the catastrophe which would result from a large scale H-bomb war’. Bertrand Russell’s staunch anti-war stance is made very clear in this highly controversial text, which outlines his sharp insights into the threat of nuclear conflict and what should be done to avoid it. Russell’s argument, that the only way to end the threat of nuclear war is to end war itself, is as relevant today as it was on first publication.

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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was one of the greatest philosophers of the Modern Era. He was a Philosopher, a Mathematician, an innovator of education, a defender of intellectual, social and sexual freedom, and an advocate for peace and human rights. He was also a prolific and popular writer, with a huge influence. Russell was granted the Nobel Prize on Literature in 1950.