Bertrand Russell's Work for Peace [to 1960]

  • Bertrand Russell
  • Edith Russell


Bertrand Russell may not have been aware of it, but he wrote part of the dossier that was submitted on his behalf for the Nobel Peace Prize. Before he had turned from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to the Committee of 100 and subsequent campaigns of the 1960s, his wife, Edith, was asked by his publisher, Sir Stanley Unwin, for an account of his work for peace. This document was likely used a few months later in Joseph Rotblat's submission of Russell's name to the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize committee.