BERTRAND RUSSELL, United Kingdom (1872-1970)

Logician and social critic. A founder of analytic philosophy and a communist sympathizer, religious skeptic, advocate for women’s suffrage, free love/known philanderer, sex education, contraceptive access, easy divorce, married four times, homosexual law reform, racial equality (eventually), inter-racial marriage, and nuclear disarmament. Winner of Nobel Prize for literature in 1950. Threatened national security by protesting UK involvement in nuclear arms race.

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