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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But Polish liberty was being acclaimed, and Russian autocracy denounced, as a
matter of course, at every liberal banquet in Paris and elsewhere; and, although
this awoke no echo in Warsaw, then under the heel of Paskevich, the Tsar ...
It worked with blind and relentless zeal, ignoring all other departments and
institutions, and at one point, in an excess of enthusiasm, actually denounced a
satirical poem approved by the Tsar himself.1 By going with a fine comb through
It was born during the great social and intellectual ferment which followed the
death of Tsar Nicholas I and the defeat and humiliation of the Crimean war, grew
to fame and influence during the 1860s and 1870s, and reached its culmination ...
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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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