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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The problem of historical movement is directly connected with the 'power'
exercised by some men over others: but what is 'power'? How does one acquire it
? Can it be transferred by one man to another? Surely it is not merely physical
Only our literature, in spite of a barbarous j , censorship, shows signsoTTiifeartd
forward movement. That is why the calling" of the writer is so honoured among us
, why even a small literary gift makes for success; that is why the profession of ...
Russian populism is the name not of a single political party, nor of a coherent
body of doctrine, but of a widespread radical movement in Russia in the middle of
the nineteenth century. It was born during the great social and intellectual ferment
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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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