The ‘Political Ideals’ Of Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell opposed imperialism, war, and logical fallacies through his writing and activism. He lived from 1872 to 1970. In his life he was jailed for pacifistic resistance to the First World War, he won a Nobel Prize in Literature, and his work influenced a range of academic fields including computer science. In ‘Political Ideals’, Russell analyzed political theories and described his views on good government.The five essays he wrote came together as a short book that critiqued the institutions of ...
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15,000+ Climate Scientists Warn Us That Society Has To Change

More than 15,000 scientists signed an open letter to the world this week and they painted a bleak picture of the situation with the climate. "World Scientists' Warning To Humanity: A Second Notice" follows up on a letter written 25 years ago and signed by 1,700 scientists. The first warning highlighted ozone depletion, the pollution and overuse of freshwater, the loss of marine life, ocean dead zones, deforestation, reduced biodiversity, climate change, and growing human populations. Of those issues, the now-closed ...
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An Emergent Fourth Estate

The term The Fourth Estate in political theory means a group outside of the government that wields a significant amount of power. In the world of billionaires it refers to a mansion on a tropical island with loose tax laws. In modern thought it refers to the press.The press are able to exert power over government by rooting out corruption, creating an informed and engaged public, and accurately portraying the system so people know what is and isn’t working.It sits atop the system of checks and balances ...
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