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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My title-'A Remarkable Decade'-and my subject are both taken from a long essay
in which the nineteenth-century Russian critic and literary historian, Pavel
Annenkov, described his friends more than thirty years after the period with which
Herzen's ironical sentences need not be taken too literally. But they show vividly
the kind of exalte intellectual mood in which his friends had lived. Let me now
offer you a passage from Annenkov-from the excellent essay called 'A
Probably the best description of him is to be found in the essay from which I have
taken my title-'A Remarkable Decade', by his friend Annenkov. It was written
some twenty years after the events that it records. I must own [Annenkov wrote]
that I ...
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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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