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RA3
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1263
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McMaster U., Russell Archives Staff

Recipient(s) 
Blackwell, Kenneth
Sender(s) 
Copleston, Frederick C.
Date 
1971/06/15
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TLS
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2
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Copleston writes of his memories of the 1948 Amsterdam International Philosophical Congress. Arnôst Kolman in his speech gave "Bertrand Russell as an example of an ivory tower philosopher. Russell was sitting near me, and I could see that he was indignant, as indeed he had every right to be. When Kolman had finished his diatribe against the United States, several people spoke against him, among them Russell. Russell said something like 'When you get back to the place that you came from, tell your masters that the next time they send a propagandist to the West they had better send somebody with more brains than you seem to possess. You say that you are bringing values to the West, but your only decent statesman (Jan Masaryk) has just thrown himself, or been thrown, from a window'."

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