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Ray Monk is to appear alongside Tony Benn on BBC Radio 4's Head to Head

Published: 10 August 2010
Tony Benn. Photo credit: Isujosh

Philosophy professor Ray Monk and eminent former politician and campaigner Tony Benn will revisit a debate between Bertrand Russell and Hugh Gaitskell on nuclear arms and the cold war.

On Wednesday 11 August at 9:30am, Southampton's Ray Monk will appear on BBC Radio 4's Head to Head, hosted by Edward Stourton. Alongside Tony Benn, Ray Monk will revisit a passionate debate which took place in 1960 between Bertrand Russell and Hugh Gaitskell on the subject of Britain's place in the rivalry of the cold war.

The issues discussed in the original debate include whether Britain should keep a nuclear deterrent, and whether Britain should continue to nurture its 'special relationship' with the USA. These issues are as relevant today as in 1960.

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