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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Presently someone will notice how empty my activity is , the bluff will be called ,
the game over . 24 When the frenetic pace of work and social life brought on one
of his periodic collapses and he had to go into a nursing home for a rest , his ...
Each culture had its own centre of gravity – what Herder called its Schwerpunkt .
? It was unintelligible , therefore , to believe that all human societies were
stretched out in a caravan called progress , heading towards the same horizon
Wolfson said that there was to be one condition : Iffley would have to be called
Wolfson College . 24 Berlin immediately agreed , and he remembered saying , ' If
you want your name immortalised , a college will do it better than a hospital .
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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