To Jergen Kumlehn

Item

Title

To Jergen Kumlehn

Contributor

Long, C.

Creator

Bertrand Russell

Date

Jan. 10, 1969

Format

jpg

Identifier

Bertrand Russell Archives, Box 10.37, Doc. 143269

Language

eng

Rights

McMaster University

Source

Bertrand Russell Archives

Text

From: The Earl Russell, O.M., F.R.S.

10 January, 1969

Jurgen Kumlehn
19 Roy Road
Northwood
Middlesex

Dear Mr. Kumlehn,

Thank you for your letter of January 1.

Peace is the absence not only of war, but of the causes of war. These include greed, love of power, rivalry, superstition, ignorance and conformity. These human characteristics, when institutionalised, become imperialism, racism, censorship and the arms race. There will be no peace, therefore, without justice and freedom.

I have no objection to you publishing the above, but it will be necessary for you to obtain the permission of the librarian at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, which owns the rights in my papers.

Yours sincerely,

Bertrand Russell