Russell, Bertrand, British philosopher and Nobel laureate (1872-1970). 4 typed and signed notes and letters.

No place, July-September 1962.

4to and oblong 8vo. Altogether 6 pp. on 6 ff. With 4 envelopes.


All addressed to the Russian journalist and poet Igor Mikhailusenko (b. 1932) concerning Russia and the Cold War: "I believe that the two German States are equally dangerous. Western Germany is fanatically obsessed with the cold war and Eastern Germany is a cruel, vicious tyranny, capable of keeping its population within its borders only with barbed wire and machine guns. I think that the Government of the Soviet Union and the Government of the United States have a responsibility to come to an agreement which reflects the interests of peace and not the interests of either German State. I think that the problem of West Berlin could be solved in several ways. One would be for a united Berlin to become the seat of the United Nations, another would be for West and East Berlin to become a neutral city under the jurisdiction of the United Nations, and another would be for Berlin to become autonomous, protected through agreement by both East and West [...]" (from the letter of September 5, 1962).

Together with a flyer for Russell's Committee of 100 mass sit-down, originally scheduled for 9 September 1962, but cancelled for lack of support.

Generally good, sizes vary.

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