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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On I November 1865, in the middle of writing War and Peace, Tolstoy wrote down
in his diary 'I am reading Maistre',2 and on 7 September 1866 he wrote to the
editor Bartenev, who acted as a kind of general assistant to him, asking him to ...
Seven years later he wrote to a friend that 'mud and filth' had been flung at him by
the young. He had been called fool, donkey, reptile, Judas, police agent.1 And
again, 'While some accused me of . . . backwardness, black obscurantism, and ...
6 Yet to his friend the poet Fet, a conservative landowner, he wrote that he did not
himself know if he loved Bazarov or hated him. Did he mean to praise or
denigrate him? He did not know.6 And this is echoed eight years later: 'My
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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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