130908

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
1749
Document no. 
.
Box no. 
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Blackwell, Kenneth
Sender(s) 
Hook, Sidney
Date 
1972/01/05
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
Notes, topics or text 

"As I recall Russell did mention that he was thinking of writing a book on Democracy. The only thing of his I saw was a pamphlet published by some group in London after World War II. This was during his anti-Stalinist-Communist phase."

"Actually most of the material I have on Russell is in my head—and I hope some day to get it down before my memories fade. Russell had a remarkably accurate memory. He once told me of an article by the Archbishop of Canterbury written in Mind who claimed that the source of Plato's theory of Ideas was in his pederasty. 'Wasn't that a peculiar article for a future Archbishop to write?' he asked. ... I found the article and when I told him I had and was surprised at his accuracy he expressed surprise that I should have doubted his memory."

"He was completely unbuttoned with me puzzled only by the fact that although so close to Dewey I should take his side against Barnes. He used to say 'What I like about you, Hook, is that we contrast to others who help and offer to help me—you don't expect anything from me'—which was quite true."

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Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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130908
Record created 2015/11/04
Record last modified 2020/04/09
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