RE: virus: Prisoners my Derrida!

Deron Stewart (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 11:29:32 -0800

[Bill Roh]
>If you by chance have a source for
>Russell's pro nuke stance, I would be interested in seeing it.

I am a huge Russell fan myself. As far as the proactive strike positions that Russell took, my knowledge of it comes from Poundstone's book which has all the appropriate references.

Russell apparently (and understandably) later said that he never supported such a thing, but Poundstone makes it pretty clear that he did at one point.

Russell lived an incredibly long life -- you could say he lived many lives. In one of them he wanted to preemptively nuke the ruskies. In another he went to jail for pacifism. It's a funny, wonderful world!