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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In 1851, Herzen published a book abroad containing a passionate encomium of
Chaadaev.1 As soon as he heard of it, Chaadaev wrote to the head of the
political police, saying that he had learnt with annoyance and indignation that he
... of many passionate arguments directed against liberal reform and every
attempt to remedy social evils by 121 BIRTH OF THE RUSSIAN
On the other hand, there were others . . . who gave him the most blind and
passionate adoration . . . He had a natural gift for criticism -a capacity for
exposing and denouncing the dark sides of life. And he showed this trait very
early, during the ...
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In these ten essays Isiah Berlin explains the political thought and philosophy of several prominent thinkers of 19th Century Russia, while illuminating the historical context necessary for their ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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It should be noted first that Isaiah Berlin knew his material backwards and forwards; the book bears the mark of exhaustive study. Russian Thinkers is a collection of essays on Russian luminaries ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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