[Ads-l] Request: Disputed Bertrand Russell quotation - New York Post 1964 & Objectivist Newsletter

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 28 12:31:11 EST 2017


Thanks for you help Mark. The entry has not been updated, and you have
been added to the acknowledgments.

[Begin excerpt]
In 1922 Russell published “Free Thought and Official Propaganda”. He
stated that some people who were willing to die for principles were
being unscrupulously manipulated: 3

Meanwhile, the whole machinery of the State, in all the different
countries, is turned on to making defenceless children believe absurd
propositions the effect of which is to make them willing to die in
defence of sinister interests under the impression that they are
fighting for truth and right. This is only one of countless ways in
which education is designed, not to give true knowledge, but to make
the people pliable to the will of their masters.
[End excerpt]

[Begin acknowledgment]
Thanks to Mark Mandel for noticing a typo.
[End acknowledgment]

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 9:44 AM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:
> An excellent page!
>
> I noticed the following typo, probably due to a spellchucker [sic]:
>
> • He stated that some people who were willing to die for principles were
> being unscrupulousness manipulated:
> ->  unscrupulously
>
> Mark Mandel
>
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