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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24 The Jewish Agency demanded that , in addition to these guerrilla forces , a
Jewish army be created for the defence ... because a Jewish fighting force would
alienate the Arabs , and might one day be turned against the British themselves .
The British Government ' s arguments against a Jewish fighting force ' had been
rebutted too often in the Zionist press to retain any plausibility ' . " ? Only
Weizmann ' s influence , Berlin argued , had prevented American Jewish circles
Their task was rather to understand the factors that had enabled them to come to
power and the forces which their rule ... This falsified causation itself and robbed '
historical language of the evaluative force which it has in common speech , in ...
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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