Russian Thinkers, Band 7
Viking Press, 1978 - 312 Seiten
The theme that links these essays--written over thirty years--is the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia, which Isaiah Berlin describes as 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world'.
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Not only does Nature never make one generation the means for the attainment of
some future goal, but she doesn't concern herself with the future at all; like
Cleopatra, she is ready to dissolve the pearl in wine for a moment's pleasure . . .y
to try their strength, to go where they will, where there is a road; and where there
is none, genius will blast a path.1 Herzen goes on to say that processes in history
or nature may repeat themselves for millions of years; or stop suddenly; the tail ...
Nature, he declares (perhaps under the influence of Schiller), is careless of
human beings and their needs, and crushes them heedlessly. Has history a plan,
a libretto? If it did 'it would lose all interest, become . . . boring, ludicrous'. There
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Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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