Isaiah Berlin: A Life
Isaiah Berlin refused to write an autobiography, but he agreed to talk about himself - and so for 10 years, before's Berlin's death in November 1997, he allowed Michael Ignatieff to interview him about his past, his ideas, his most intimate memories, and his inner conflicts.
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16 Palestine was the subject on which the British Government waited with
particular attention to see which way the American cat would jump . After the fall
of Tobruk in June 1942 , when Palestine itself lay open to Rommel ' s North ...
Silver wanted the American Government to confront the British and force them to
grant a Jewish state . In his reported version of their conversation , Isaiah cleverly
used Weizmann ' s name and prestige to put over the Foreign Office position : I ...
If the White Paper policy – due to expire in 1944 – was changed , then the right
publicrelations policy for the British Government was to ' split the front ' , to isolate
radical Zionists by despatching eminent British Jews like Lord Rothschild to talk ...
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ISAIAH BERLIN: A LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A polished life of the century's preeminent liberal (in the classic sense) philosopher. Just as Berlin's critics complained he never wrote a single-volume magnum opus but only essays, Berlin's friends ... Read full review
Isaiah Berlin: a lifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Ignatieff (The Warrior's Honor, LJ 1/98) met and conferred with Berlin periodically over a ten-year period until Berlin's death at the age of 88 in 1997. He also spent hours talking to Berlin's wife ... Read full review