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  • The Book of Isaiah: Personal Impressions of Isaiah Berlinby Henry Hardy

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 45.00

    This collection of pen-portraits of the renowned public intellectual Isaiah Berlin, published to mark the centenary of his birth, brings him vividly to life from many vantage-points: essential reading for all who seek to understand the full range of his impact. more...

  • The Book of Isaiahby Henry Hardy

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 26.24

    Isaiah Berlin was born a century ago. One of the most celebrated British thinkers of the twentieth century, he was a tireless champion of freedom and diversity against control and conformity. His generous, open vision of life is displayed with special immediacy in his brilliant pen-portraits of contemporaries, Personal Impressions, in which he sees... more...

  • The Soviet Mindby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Strobe Talbott

    Brookings Institution Press 2004; US$ 20.95

    Isaiah Berlin's response to the Soviet Union was central to his identity, both personally and intellectually. Born a Russian subject in Riga in 1909, he spoke Russian as a child and witnessed both revolutions in St. Petersburg in 1917, emigrating to the West in 1921. He first returned to Russia in 1945, when he met the writers Anna Akhmatova and Boris... more...

  • Freedom and Its Betrayalby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Enrique Krause

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    These celebrated lectures constitute one of Isaiah Berlin?s most concise, accessible, and convincing presentations of his views on human freedom?views that later found expression in such famous works as ?Two Concepts of Liberty? and were at the heart of his lifelong work on the Enlightenment and its critics. When they were broadcast on BBC radio in... more...

  • Personal Impressionsby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Hermione Lee; Noel Annan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this collection of remarkable biographical portraits, the great essayist and intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin brings to life a wide range of prominent twentieth-century thinkers, politicians, and writers. These include Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, Boris Pasternak,... more...

  • The Roots of Romanticism (Second Edition)by Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; John Gray

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    In The Roots of Romanticism , one of the twentieth century's most influential philosophers dissects and assesses a movement that changed the course of history. Brilliant, fresh, immediate, and eloquent, these celebrated Mellon Lectures are a bravura intellectual performance. Isaiah Berlin surveys the many attempts to define romanticism, distills... more...

  • The Hedgehog and the Foxby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Michael Ignatieff

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace . Although there have been many interpretations... more...

  • Against the Currentby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Roger Hausheer; Mark Lilla

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    In this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance of dissenters in the history of ideas--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, Berlin brings to life original minds that swam against the current... more...

  • The Crooked Timber of Humanityby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; John Banville

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    "Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."--Immanuel Kant Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political plurality. In The Crooked... more...

  • Karl Marxby Isaiah Berlin; Henry Hardy; Alan Ryan; Terrell Carver

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and powerful" influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces... more...