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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He then turned to Attlee and said , ' The Labour Party , at any rate , is committed
to Zionism , isn ' t it ? whereat Attlee is reported to have nodded and added that
his people would be even more enthusiastically against the White Paper if the ...
Harold Laski , the leading intellectual within the Labour Party , wrote two angry
letters attacking Isaiah for failing to mention Churchill ' s ' lack of magnanimity ,
his power to be meanly aggressive , his long - term capacity for revenge and his ...
But it gave him deep and quiet satisfaction to know that the party of Akhmatova
and Pasternak , the party that had refused the radiant tomorrow , had won out in
the end . On the personal plane , his marriage had matured into a deep mutual ...
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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