Bertrand Russell
Po­lit­i­cal Ideals

Political Ideals

Five essays: Political Ideals; Capitalism and the Wage System; Pitfalls in Socialism; Individual Liberty and Public Control; National Independence and Internationalism.
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Possessiveness—the passion to have and to hold—is the ultimate source of war, and the foundation of all the ills from which the political world is suffering.
The aim of politics should be to make the lives of individuals as good as possible.

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