Appointment Denied: the Inquisition of Bertrand Rusell

By: Weidlich, Thom

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In 1940, New York City's Board of Higher Education appointed noted British scholar Bertrand Russell, one of the greatest living philosophers of the day, to the faculty of the publicly funded City College. The board's intent was to boost the school's image. However, they found themselves mired in a fight between the religious leaders and Russell's unapolagetic atheism and popular writings on "free love. " While this event had few long-term repercussions, it does stand as a lesson in the difficulties of democracy; its causes say more than its effects. This is not only a tale about morals, but a tale with a moral. The problem pitted the spiritual truth of Bishop Manning against the scientific truth of Bertrand Russell; unfortunately, Bishop Manning's brand won. That there was an injustice done is clear. But what of the moral to the story? It's one we all know. 233 pages including notes, a selected bibliography, and index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: Appointment Denied: the Inquisition of Bertrand Rusell

Author: Weidlich, Thom

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: Philosophy and Ethics,

Publisher: Amherst, New York, U. S. A., Prometheus Books: 2000

ISBN: 1573927880

ISBN 13: 9781573927888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 001388

Keywords: RUSSELL BERTRAND 1872 1970 UNITED,