All of us have had to make sacrifices to prevent the rapid spread of the COVID19 virus. Our efforts to fight a global pandemic just go to show how Russell’s value of universal love towards humanity is more relevant than ever. In these difficult times, it is helpful to do as Russell said, “Remember your humanity, and forget the rest.”
In case you want to dive into Russell’s writings and though during this period of physical distancing and other-regarding isolation, we have some resources for you here! You can read or listen to Russell at these websites:
- Internet Archive has public domain books available for download, and it has other works by Russell available for online borrowing: https://archive.org/. Here is a search for Russell’s works: https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%28Bertrand%20Russell%29
- LibriVox has public domain audio books available for streaming and downloading: https://librivox.org/. Here is a list of Russell’s works that have been recorded so far: https://librivox.org/author/1508?primary_key=1508&search_category=author&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
Happy browsing! Follow public health officials’ guidelines, and remember Russell’s advice to future generations: “Love is wise, hatred is foolish.” -from the 1959 interview with John Freeman for the BBC‘s Face to Face.