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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44 In September 1948 , with Israel gaining the upper hand in its fight to survive ,
Isaiah wrote to Weizmann making it clear that , while he would always remain a
Zionist , he would not align his life with the new state . He said he would never ...
50 Isaiah loved ' Reb Yitzhak ' s ' enthusiasm for the new Israel but did not share
it himself . As he wrote to Felix Frankfurter , ' the trouble about the Israelis is not
only their partly unconscious conviction born of experience that virtue always ...
of his life he saw himself as a two - state Zionist , committed both to the state of
Israel and to sharing the land with the Palestinians . Indeed , the situation
embodied exactly those conflicts between competing goods that his own
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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