Reflections from the Daughter of Bertrand Russell
by Sean McDowell
A friend recently suggested I pick up a copy of My Father, Bertrand Russell, which was written by his daughter Katharine Tait in 1975. It was absolutely fascinating. She starts with her earliest memories growing up in London and closes the book with these words:
“He was the most fascinating man I have ever known, the only man I ever loved, the greatest man I shall ever meet, the wittiest, the gayest, the most charming. It was a privilege to know him, and I thank God he was my father.”
Even though Bertrand Russell was one of the most famous atheists of the 20th century, his daughter became a Christian. While she writes the book with obvious love and fondness for her father, she also notes some fascinating contradictions in his life.
Here are a five of her memorable quotes…