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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If progress is the goal, for whom are we working? Who is this Moloch who, as the
toilers approach him, instead of rewarding them, draws back; and as a
consolation to the exhausted and doomed multitudes, shouting 'morituri te
salutant', can ...
or 'What is the goal or the pattern or the direction of history?' He realised that
such questions made sense only if they were made specific, and that the answers
depended on the specific ends of specific human beings in specific situations.
... it may be with unending suffering and heroism, it may be against infinitely great
odds, towards the goal of truth and social justice which you in fact know to be (
because this cannot be doubted) the only goal " worth seeking for its own sake.
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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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