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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party or of its leaders over individual lives -in particular over the beliefs of
individual revolutionaries -is not part of this doctrine, and is indeed contrary to its
entire spirit. The only censor over the individual's acts is his individual
These lines by Nekrasov convey the mood of frustration which followed the
failure of the sporadic efforts made by the revolutionary idealists in the late 60s
and early 70s, peaceful propagandists and isolated terrorists alike -of whom ...
To his astonishment and relief, he was well received in Russian revolutionary
circles in Paris and London; his intelligence, his goodwill, his undiminished
hatred for tsardom, his transparent honesty and fair- mindedness, his warm
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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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