Principles of Social Reconstruction

Principles of Social Reconstruction

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This book, originally entitled Why Men Fight, is generally seen as the fullest expression of Russell's political philosophy. Russell argues that after the experience of the Great War the individualistic approach of traditional liberalism has reached its limits. Political theory must be based on the motivated forces of creativity and impulse rather than on competition. Both are best fostered in the family, in education, and in religion - each of which Russell proceeds to discuss.
The ideas expressed in Principles of Social Reconstruction have greatly contributed to Russell's fame as a social critic and anti-war activist. The new introduction by Richard Rempel locates them in the context of Russell's other writings and show that neither his ideas nor his language have lost their force and topicality over the years.
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  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1135862109
  • 9781135862107

Table of contents

Introduction: Disaster, Trauma, and Respect for the Dead 1. At War with Nature: Coverage of Natural Disaster Fatalities 2. Death Rites Interrupted: Responsibility and Remembrance in Coverage of the Tri-State Crematory Scandal and Hurricane Katrina 3. Who Speaks for the Dead?: Authority and Authenticity in News Coverage of the Amish School Shootings - Lessons Learned from Life Stories 4. Life and Death in a Small Town: Cultural Values and Memory in Community Newspaper Obituaries 5. 'It Takes a Sinner to Appreciate the Blinding Glare of Grace': Redeeming the 'Dark' Celebrity 6. 'We Can't Keep Losing our Kids': Fear, Blame and Mourning in Press Coverage of Teen Deaths 7. Mourning 'Men Joined in Peril and Purpose': Working-Class Heroism in News Repair of the Sago Miners' Story - The Journalism of Ritual and Tribute 8. 'Portraits of Grief' and Stories that Heal: The Public Funeral for Victims of September 11 9. Reporting on 'a Grieving Army of Americans': Citizen Testimony in the Misremembering of Ronald Reagan 10. 'All the Fellows that Went on Before Me': Tribute, Memory and Counter-Memory among Veterans of 'the Good War' Conclusion
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