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 all its eloquence and depth of feeling, seldom been considered by any
perceptive reader to cast light on the genius of Pushkin, but rather on that of
Dostoevsky himself, precisely because it perversely represents Pushkin-an arch-
fox, the ...
History is plainly not a science, and sociology, which pretends that it is, is a fraud;
no genuine laws of history have been discovered, and the concepts in current
use-'cause', 'accident', 'genius' -explain nothing: they are merely thin disguises ...
genius, whose autobiography remains one of the great masterpieces of Russian
prose. As a publicist he had no equal in his century. He possessed a singular
combination of Aery imagination, capacity for meticulous observation, moral ...
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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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