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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to try their strength, to go where they will, where there is a road; and where there
is none, genius will blast a path.1 Herzen goes on to say that processes in history
or nature may repeat themselves for millions of years; or stop suddenly; the tail ...
Nature, he declares (perhaps under the influence of Schiller), is careless of
human beings and their needs, and crushes them heedlessly. Has history a plan,
a libretto? If it did 'it would lose all interest, become . . . boring, ludicrous'. There
Nature: only nature will save us. We must seek to understand what is 'natural',
spontaneous, uncorrupt, sound, in harmony with itself and other objects in the
world, and clear-paths for development on these lines; not seek to alter, to force
into a ...
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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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