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 his father ' s call to his son to renew the connection to the family ' s Riga past ,
to the Berlins , Volschonoks and Schneersons , the rabbis , scholars and
merchant princes of Jewish Russia . I asked whether Isaiah was aware of his
father ' s ...
When I pointed out that his father taxed him gently in the memoir for not knowing
his Talmud , Isaiah shot back , ' He didn ' t , either . ' Jewishness may be a central
fact about Berlin , but he fashioned the kind of Jew he was and resented his ...
... 211 - 19 ; and father ' s death , 214 ; as stepfather , 221 - 2 ; 1956 visit to
Moscow , 231 – 2 ; meets President Kennedy ... Does Political Theory Still Exist ?
, 235 ; ' European Unity and its Vicissitudes ' ( lecture ) , 249 ; " Fathers and Sons
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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