121754

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
1234
Document no. 
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Box no. 
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Blackwell, Kenneth
Sender(s) 
Russell, Dora
Date 
1973/04/24
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TLS
Pieces 
2
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

Re Alan Wood's book, The Passionate Sceptic:

"Wood came to dinner with Frida Laski in order to meet me, and get some information ... I said as little as possible, because I have made it a rule never to gossip about Russell or give interviews about him. But I did tell the story which has never, I think, been printed, about the part I played in helping to save Russell's life in Peking. This did not appear in Wood's book, in fact nothing favourable to me did appear in it." She is puzzled why BR allowed the publication of this book.

Re Ralph Schoenman: "My granddaughters lived in Wales with Schoenman there, and they have some strong views on the matter."

She notes that Mr. Jager's theory about her influencing BR against religion is false. "Russell always put it about that I was more revolutionary than he, because we did not agree about Russia in 1920. But at that time I did save him from simply becoming an old fashioned liberal. And Industrial Civilizaton is virtually my book." "I never became a Communist." "The one thing in politics I have cared about is to reconcile East and West. I think Russell got round to my point of view in the last period of his life." "Personally, I incline to the view that wives are people."

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Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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121754
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Record last modified 2020/04/09
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