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The Two Classes of Misfortune that Have Beset Mankind – “Ideas that have harmed Mankind” – Bertrand Russell

November 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Complexity, Philosophy, Policy, Politics

The misfortunes of human beings may be divided into two classes: First, those inflicted by the non-human environment and, second, those inflicted by other people. As mankind have progressed in knowledge and technique, the second class has become a continually increasing percentage of the total.

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