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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More than any other individual in Europe he stood for ceaseless rebellion against
every form of constituted authority, for ceaseless protest in the name of the
insulted and oppressed of every nation and class. His power of cogent and lucid
Between the oppressors and the oppressed there existed a small cultivated class
, largely French-speaking, aware of the enormous gap between the way in which
life could be lived - or was lived -in the west and the way in which it was lived by ...
Moreover, they had accepted the romantic doctrine that every man is called upon
to perform a mission beyond mere selfish purposes of material existence; that
because they had had an education superior to that of their oppressed brothers ...
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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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