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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Russian populists were agreed that the state was the embodiment of a system of
coercion and inequality, and therefore intrinsically evil; neither justice nor
happiness was possible until it was eliminated. But in the meanwhile what was to
The majority of the populists were deeply troubled by it. But the activist wing had
no doubt of the answer: strike the chains from the captive hero, and he will stretch
himself to his full height and live in freedom and happiness for ever after.
The populists were convinced that the death of the peasant commune would
mean death, or at any rate a vast setback, to freedom and equality in Russia; the
Left Socialist-Revolutionaries, who were their direct descendants, transformed
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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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