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 feared mobs, he disliked bureaucracy and organisation, and yet he believed
in the possibility of establishing the rule of justice and happiness, not merely for
the few, but for the many, if not in the western world, at any rate in Russia; and
He does so largely because his origins and character make him incapable of
adapting himself to the harsh discipline of a revolutionary organisation, or to the
slow and solid work of the true hero of the novel, the practical reformer Solomin, ...
... in the organisation of human lives by technological management, reliance on
nothing but calculation of utilitarian consequences in evaluating policies that
affect vast numbers of human beings, this is Bazarov, not the Kirsanovs.
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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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