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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... of Turgenev's liberalism lay in the conviction which he shared with Herzen (
even though he thought that Herzen's populism was his last illusion) as against
Tolstoy and the revolutionaries (even though he admired their single-
his intelligence and sense of reality, lacked the courage and moral commitment
which he so much admired in the radical intelligentsia: his vacillation between
alternatives was too often a state of 'agreeable and sympathetic melancholy', ...
This influence ceased with his death: he left a few graceful, faded poems, a
handful of fragmentary essays, and a bundle of letters to his friends and to
various German philosophers; among them moving avowals to the most admired
of his ...
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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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