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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With passionate enthusiasm we read The History of Ten Tears, by Louis Blanc. . .:
Louis Philippe and Guizot, Duchatel and Thiers-these men were almost personal
enemies, perhaps more dangerous than even L. V. Dubelt. The Russian ...
On the other hand, there were others . . . who gave him the most blind and
passionate adoration . . . He had a natural gift for criticism-a capacity for exposing
and denouncing the dark sides of life. And he showed this trait very early, during
In his work he was helped by the violent young critic Dobrolyubov, a genuinely
gifted man of letters (which Chernyshevsky was not) who, at times, went even
further in his passionate desire to preach and educate. The aesthetic views of the
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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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