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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The best avowed of all Tolstoy's literary debts is, of course, that to Stendhal. In his
celebrated interview in 1901 with Paul Boyer,1 Tolstoy coupled Stendhal and
Rousseau as the two writers to whom he owed most, and added that all he had ...
No doubt Tolstoy was right in declaring that he owed much of this dry light to
Stendhal. But there is a figure behind Stendhal even drier, even more destructive,
from whom Stendhal may well, at least in part, have derived his new method of ...
He regarded the executioner as the cornerstone of society, and it was not for
nothing that Stendhal called him L'ami du bourreau and Lamennais said of him
that there were only two realities for him -crime and punishment - 'his works are
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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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