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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Liberty will reign in 'a new heaven and a new earth, a new enchanting world in
which all the dissonances will flow into one harmonious whole -the democratic
and universal church of human freedom.'1 Once launched upon the waves of this
To give the child complete liberty is to ruin it. To give Russia in her present state a
constitution is to ruin her. To our people liberty . . . simply means licence. The
liberated Russian nation would not go to a parliament, / but run to the taverns to ...
Herzen rejects this violently. The purpose of the struggle for liberty ! is not liberty
tomorrow, it is liberty today, the liberty of living individuals with their own
individual ends, the ends for which they move and fight and perhaps die, ends
which are ...
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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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