I understand your ache for the luminous, for a connection beyond yourself. Russell, we all feel like that. Some find it in music or literature, some in the wonders of science and others in religion. But it isn’t available any more in revolution. We tried that again and again, and we know that it ends in death camps, gulags, repression and murder. In brief, and I say this with the greatest respect, please read some fucking Orwell.
—Russell, choosing to vote is the most British kind of revolution there is, by Robert Webb, in http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/russell-choosing-vote-most-british-kind-revolution-there