Ideas from 'Political Ideals' by Bertrand Russell [1917], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Political Ideals' by Russell,Bertrand [Spokesman 2007,978-0-85124-731-1]].

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23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / h. Respect
Individuals need creativity, reverence for others, and self-respect
25. Society / B. The State / 7. Changing the State / b. Devolution
We would not want UK affairs to be settled by a world parliament
Democracy is inadequate without a great deal of devolution
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / e. Freedom of lifestyle
We need security and liberty, and then encouragement of creativity
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 4. Legal Rights / c. Property rights
The right to own land gives a legal right to a permanent income
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 3. Anarchism
Anarchy does not maximise liberty
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / a. Nature of democracy
On every new question the majority is always wrong at first
Unfortunately ordinary voters can't detect insincerity
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / c. Direct democracy
Groups should be autonomous, with a neutral authority as arbitrator
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 6. Liberalism
Theoretical and practical politics are both concerned with the best lives for individuals
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 8. Socialism
When the state is the only employer, there is no refuge from the prejudices of other people
25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 11. Capitalism
Men unite in pursuit of material things, and idealise greed as part of group loyalty
29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / d. Heaven
That our heaven is a dull place reflects the misery of excessive work in life