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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... for what they are in themselves, without, consciously or unconsciously, seeking
to fit them into, or exclude them from, any one unchanging, all- embracing,
sometimes self-contradictory and incomplete, at times fanatical, unitary inner
... sermons might be on his friends -provided only that it was powerful enough; he
did not ask whether they excited or demoralised them, or ruined their lives, or
bored them, or turned them into fanatical zealots for some wildly Utopian scheme.
If ever there lived a man of rigorous, indeed over- rigorous, and narrow principle,
dominated all his life by a remorseless, never-ceasing, fanatical passion for the
truth, unable to compromise \ or adapt himself, even for a short time and ...
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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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