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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Iraqi Prisoners

Bertrand Russell, the great philosopher, in his essay 'The Future of Mankind' mentioned the possibility of a unification of the world under a single government, possessing a monopoly of all the major weapons of war. Today we can assume that we are heading almost towards the same end. He talks about one world government which should be formed by the United States.
Russell's views could have been agreeable and correct about the United States of his time. But today the proceedings show how values change with the passage of time. How power corrupts is clear from America's invasion on Afghanistan and Iraq. I wonder what would have been Russell's views if he were present today.

Readers Column, The Nation May 27, 2004.