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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It is easy to see why he identified with Herzen : an aristocratic renegade who
managed to reconcile genuine commitment with freedom from sectarian
dogmatism . Herzen was both a kindred spirit - a generous , thoughtful , comic
and morally ...
While he struggled with Marx , Berlin debated his relation to political commitment
. He admired committed friends – like the Lynd sisters , who were active
communist party members by the mid - 1930s , or Stephen Spender , who had
The second aspect of Einstein ' s thought which appealed deeply was that he
managed to reconcile a consistent internationalism and a hatred of nationalism
with a steady commitment to Zionism . By his very being , Einstein seemed to ...
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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