"Berlin restored the history of ideas to its true place as a key to unlock the past and explain the present. It was a notable achievement. This book sustains it." (Raymond Carr Spectator
"To read Isaiah Berlin is above all to listen to a voice, effervescent, quizzical, often self-mocking, but always full of gaiety and amusement." (John Dunn Times Literary Supplement
"To read Berlin is to sit at an unlit window and see the landscape of European thought illuminated by a spectacular display of fireworks." (Ian McIntyre Independent
"A history of ideas that possesses all the drama of a novel, all the immediacy of headline news." (Michiko Kakutani New York Times
A new, fully revised edition of Isaiah Berlin's magnificent history of ideas. Features a new foreword by John Banville.