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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... disguise, that corrosive scepticism in virtue of which Prince Vyazemsky
invented for him the queer Russian term 'netovshchik'1 ('negativist')-an early
version of that nihilism which Vogue and Albert Sorel later quite naturally attribute
... historian Albert Sorel, in a little-known lecture to the Ecole des Sciences
Politiques delivered on 7 April 1888.2 He drew a parallel between Maistre and
Tolstoy, and observed that although Maistre was a theocrat, while Tolstoy was a '
Tolstoy is far from such horror, crime, and sadism:1 and he is not, pace Albert
Sorel and Vogue, in any sense a mystic: he has no fear of questioning anything,
and believes that some simple answer must exist-if only we did not insist on ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing
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
RUSSIAN THINKERSNutzerbericht - Kirkus
What should be done? To the question that hung over 19th-century Russia and dogs the world today, Isaiah Berlin would answer, stand firmly uncertain. Russian-born and Oxford-bred, Berlin has almost ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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