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Black Lives Matter: statement endorsed by the membership

We stand with those in the Black Lives Matter movement. Black lives matter. In his July 9, 1938, "The Persecution of the Jews," Bertrand Russell memorably said, "[T]he oppression of a minority by a majority is no better, except numerically, than the oppression of a majority by a minority." The longstanding, and ongoing, oppression of … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: statement endorsed by the membership

In Memoriam: Michael Edward Sproull Berumen (1952-2020), longtime BRS member and treasurer

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of longtime BRS member, Michael Berumen, our longtime Treasurer and editor of the Bulletin. Michael was a self-proclaimed “Philosopher, businessman, juvenile delinquent, adventurer, editor, aviator, kung fu sifu, and veteran.” We are very grateful for his first encounter with Bertrand Russell's thought, on a summer … Continue reading In Memoriam: Michael Edward Sproull Berumen (1952-2020), longtime BRS member and treasurer

In Memoriam: Marvin Kohl, 1932-2020, longtime BRS member, president, vice-president, and board chair

It is with sadness that we note the passing of our longtime BRS member, Dr. Marvin Kohl, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York at Fredonia, where he taught for over three decades. Dr. Kohl had a deep impact on the Bertrand Russell Society, and he will be missed. Our condolences go … Continue reading In Memoriam: Marvin Kohl, 1932-2020, longtime BRS member, president, vice-president, and board chair

In Memoriam: Mario Bunge, 1919-2020, honorary BRS member

Mario Bunge was our Bertrand Russell Society honoree in 2009, at a Bertrand Russell Society meeting held at Central Connecticut State University. He was unable to travel to the event (he was 89 at the time), but we had a video interview which was played at the meeting. Bunge, who was born September 21, 1919 … Continue reading In Memoriam: Mario Bunge, 1919-2020, honorary BRS member