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The Book That Has Influenced Me "Common Sense And Nuclear Welfare"

September 13, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 117

I have read many book of general interest. Of all these I like Bertand Russell's "Common Sense and Nuclear Welfare" most. This is of a small size, but contains deep thoughts. It provides useful information on the different problems and dangers of a great war. Here we may consider some of Russell's useful ideas.

Russell says our world is facing the danger of a great nuclear war. If a nuclear war takes lace, atomic, hydrogen and other bombs and nuclear weapons will be used by the big powers. Nearly all the countries will be affected by this nuclear war. Most of them may get destroyed. So they should something to remove this danger.

Russell rightly says that rulers or governments of powerful counties are making greater and greater preparations for a big war. They are spending huge amounts of money on producing nuclear weapons. Their scientist and technical experts are preparing bombs and weapons which can destroy whole cities and kill millions of human beings. It is also possible that satellites sent into space by scientists may be armed with nuclear weapons.

Russell wants all kinds of wars to come to an end. He thinks a smaller war can turn into a big, nuclear war. To avoid war all nations or countries should become friendly. Nations should stop having doubts about each other. Countries should stop to dominate others through war.

The most important part of Russell's book is about disarmament. He rightly says that all kind of nuclear weapons should be prohibited. All the existing stock of nuclear weapons should be destroyed. If the big powers stop making bombs or weapons they will be saving a lot of money. They will also not be in a position to fight a nuclear war to settle their disputes. There should be a complete agreement among them not to produce nuclear weapons. Their scientific centers or arms factories that produce nuclear weapons should be open to inspection.

Russell wants the United Nation Organization to become really powerful. It should be in a position to stop one nation from starting a war against another. There should be an International Authority having its armed forces. This International Authority should be capable of stopping of stopping one country from fighting against another.

Russell has written his book in a simple and interesting style. He explains his ideas well. One feel after reading the book that war is really extremely harmful and destructive. Russell has not discussed defensive wars which may sometimes be proper. But when all countries agree not to fight, even defensive wars will not be necessary.

Russell's book is of course worth reading. It teaches good lessons to the entire world. Let rulers and politicians act upon these for the good of their countries and mankind.

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