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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He remained in St Petersburg from 1803 to 181 7, and his exquisitely written and
often uncannily penetrating and prophetic diplomatic dispatches and letters, as
well as his private correspondence and the various scattered notes on Russia ...
... and an attempt to force nature into a straitjacket of the poverty-stricken
imagination of German philistines and pedants. In Letters from France and Italy,
From the Other Shore, Letters to an Old Comrade, in Open Letters to Michelet, W.
Some of the fanatical young men responded with 1 For this excellent formulation
of the distinction between liberals and radicals see The Positive Hero in Russian
Literature, by R. W. Mathewson (New York, 1958). 2 Letter to Vestnik Evropy ...
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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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