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 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 Remarkable Decade', to which I referred at the outset. It gives a different
Such doubts as he had, he stilled within himself; and remained until his early end
an unworldly saint in whose presence his friends felt a sense of spiritual peace
which flowed from the beauty of his singularly unbroken personality, and the ...
prose writers; he had a future; yet his literary friends felt reservations about him.
He paid visits to the literary salons, both right- and left- wing (political divisions
had always existed and were becoming sharper in Petersburg and Moscow), but
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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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