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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When Berlin met Bowra in 1931 , Oxford undergraduate life was turning away
from the aesthetic towards the political . ... the largely privileged undergraduates
of the day and turned all conversation towards the darkening political
At the end of lunch , Churchill turned and said , ' Now , Mr Berlin , tell us what in
your opinion is the likelihood of my dear friend , the President , being re - elected
for a fourth term . ' Berlin , who spoke in a heavy Brooklyn accent , said he felt ...
... of the quad and the Radcliffe Camera . But apart from that , he was ready to go
. He was disillusioned by what he felt was the stagnant mediocrity settling over
the college . When All Souls turned down a brilliant , if difficult Austrian logician ...
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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