Bertrand Russell lived his entire life governed by three obsessions. The first two were love and knowledge, which raised him and transported him higher to the skies envisioned by great poets and saints. The third was politics. He wanted to change the world and was not afraid to fight for what he believed in.
As a young man, all that stood between Bertie and complete freedom from care was his father's wealth. But when the old man died, he left his son no money of his own. The Russells were an old Welsh family who had become rich trading with India. However they had also produced one political prisoner during the English Revolution, so it was not hard for the government to confiscate all Bertie's inheritance and put him into debtors' prison. There he spent four years being tortured by heat, cold, hunger and poverty before being released under an amnesty.
After this experience, politics became his obsession. He decided that nothing could cure him of disease or poverty than to be able to vote against wrong-doing politicians at elections. So he joined a group of friends who campaigned door-to-door selling newspapers. This work took him throughout England until one day he met some people who told him that there was good money to be made working for the Liberal Party.
Three basic but powerful passions have dominated my life: the need for love, the pursuit of knowledge, and unspeakable pity for mankind's suffering.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, writer, and social critic best known for his work in analytic philosophy and mathematical logic. He was prominent in the public consciousness for his evangelical atheism as much as his contributions to technical philosophy.
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (May 18, 1872 – February 2, 1970) was a British polymath...
|The Right Honourable The Earl Russell OM FRS|
|Died||2 February 1970 (aged 97) Penrhyndeudraeth, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom|
|Education||Trinity College, Cambridge (BA, 1893)|
The United States Stephen Russell/Birthplace: New York, New York Date of Birth: January 4, 1935
Stephen Russell is an American actor. He has been acting since the 1950s and appeared in more than 100 films and television shows. His famous film roles include John Merrick in The Elephant Man (1980), Ben Gunn in No Country for Old Men (2007), and General Zod in Superman III (1983).
He was born Stephen Russell on January 4, 1935, in New York City. His mother was Lillian (née Katz) Russell; his father was Abraham Russell. He has one brother, David.
After graduating from high school, he joined the Army where he worked as a messenger for three years. Thereafter, he went to Chicago to study drama at the Goodman Theatre School. After finishing his studies, he moved to London where he started working in the British theatre. In 1958, he came back to New York City and started appearing in television series such as Route 66, Naked City, and The Untouchables.
Russell Defines Russell Charles Means (November 10, 1939 – October 22, 2012) was an American Oglala Sioux activist, writer, politician, singer, television and film actor, and member of the American Indian Movement. He has also appeared in Pathfinder, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, and Pocahontas.
Means was born on November 10, 1939, in Fort Thompson, South Dakota, to Mary Alice (née Wilson) and Luther Means. He had two siblings: a sister, Delores; and a brother, Luther Jr.
His parents divorced when he was young, and he moved with his mother and stepfather to Pine Ridge, which at that time was one of the poorest areas in America. They lived in a house without running water or electricity. Mean's stepfather abused alcohol and drugs, and once beat Means so badly that he caused him to miss almost a year of school. When Means finally returned to class, his classmates refused to talk to him because they thought he was a ghost.
After graduating from high school, Means worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a few years before joining the United States Army. There, he met other activists including Dennis Banks and George Mitchell who were involved in the Vietnam War protests. In 1968, Means was sent to serve a sentence at Leavenworth Penitentiary for assaulting a police officer during a demonstration. While incarcerated, he learned about illegal activities being conducted by the FBI against American Indians.