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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... not a terrible aberration, but rather a logical development of the major
assumption in all the central currents of western political thought: that there is a
fundamental unity underlying all phenomena, deriving from a single universal
... their national peculiarity consists in expressing in a particularly extreme
fashion certain universal characteristics of the human condition; and for many the
historical significance of the Russian intelligentsia derives from the fact that they ...
Liberty will reign in 'a new heaven and a new earth, a new enchanting world in
which all the dissonances will flow into one harmonious whole -the democratic
and universal church of human freedom.'1 Once launched upon the waves of this
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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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