MYTHS IN STONE: Religious Dimensions of Washington, D.C.
By Jeffrey F. Meyer. Univ. or California Press. 343 pp. $35
and his activism led to another stay in prison, this time with his fourth wife, Edith, for a week in 1961. Retired to North Wales, he continued writing and arguing while trying without success to patch up the many rends in his life’s fabric, including estrangements from his ex-wives, children, and grandchildren.
Monk is severely critical. His condemnation rests substantially on a judgment of Russell’s journalism, which, he believes, exemplifies the philosopher’s...