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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From time to time attempts are made to trace his later period to its roots in his
earlier phase, which is felt to be full of presentiments of the later life of self-
renunciation; it is this later period which is regarded as important; there are
Again and again in the pages of War and Peace we get a sharp juxtaposition of '
reality' -what 'really' occurred-with the distorting medium through which it will later
be presented in the official accounts offered to the public, and indeed be ...
... counteract firstly the effect of the Decembrist revolt, and, nearly a quarter of a
century later, the influence of the European revolutions of 1848-9; and to this
must be added the material and moral effect, a decade later, of the Crimean
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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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