SCIENCE VS. ARTS?
“I think it’s very desirable that the general educated public should have more understanding of science than it has at present. But I don’t want to see the arts squeezed out. Not at all. What I do want to see is methods of making what is valuable in an arts education more easily accessible.”
(BR interviewed by Unesco radio, 24.1.58; tape from BRS Library)
A new speech from 1948 has turned up. Russell warns the Congress of Europe against promoting "a new Western European nationalism" rather than Europe's strength, the pursuit of scientific knowledge. [25.4.04]
A new bust from life, by sculptor Jonah Jones in 1959. Jones admitted he did not capture Russell's impishness, but neither, he claimed, did Epstein. [3.2.04]
Russell writes on philosophy and "The Free Man's Worship" to Prof. Smith, 3 March 1941. [2.2.04]
Russell welcomes The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1928. [2.2.04]