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5.0 out of 5 stars A marvel of clarity
Having read a few essays by Isaiah Berlin 30 years ago, I was inspired by Mark Lilla's recent article in the New York Review of Books (April 25 2013) to revisit his work. I re-read his most known essay "The Hedgehog and the Fox", and realized that it was necessary to renew the acquaintance. I am currently reading this collection of essays, and I marvel at the...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A marvel of clarity, 5 May 2013
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This review is from: Against The Current: Essays in the History of Ideas (Pimlico) (Paperback)
Having read a few essays by Isaiah Berlin 30 years ago, I was inspired by Mark Lilla's recent article in the New York Review of Books (April 25 2013) to revisit his work. I re-read his most known essay "The Hedgehog and the Fox", and realized that it was necessary to renew the acquaintance. I am currently reading this collection of essays, and I marvel at the clarity of Berlin's exposition. Murky ideas are analysed, and complicated relationships are investigated. His ability to visualize the long historical lines of ideas and arguments is breath-taking. His own view, that liberal values are manifold and not necessarily always compatible with each other, is part of the discussion, but does not dominate it. Berlin's essays need to be read by anyone who cares about our civilization.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 26 July 2014
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