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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20 He worked long hours and soon assembled an extremely useful network of
American contacts . The work pitched him into a world for which Oxford life
offered little preparation : lobbying editors , meeting influential businessmen ,
rabbis and ...
er wa permanent minority within a Palestinian state had disillusioned American
Jewish opinion . Keeping American Jewry sympathetic to the British cause was
not easy . In Palestine , Jewish underground groups , with the exception of the ...
He himself was scathing about the new British tendency to wait until it was known
which way the American cat would jump . ... he insisted that the British should
make policy , whether or not the Americans could be counted on to support it .
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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