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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Their family connections to Riga remained : both Mendel ' s and Marie ' s fathers ,
bearded patriarchs , were still living there , together with brothers and sisters and
a raft of young cousins . These were reasons enough to stay , but the incident ...
Isaiah remained adamant . ' I can see that you should be judged by your friends ,
that I concede . ' He was even prepared to envisage extreme situations in which
one might have to sacrifice friends who had betrayed some essential trust , or ...
If anything , he idealised their courage and ignored their equivocations . For the
rest of his life they remained the gold standard , the touchstone of moral integrity .
He had seen the audiences of office - workers and 161 Leningrad , 1945.
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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