JOHN GRAY, Professor of European Thought
London School of Economics, Author of Isaiah Berlin
"[A] fitting tribute to Berlin. It is a multidimensional exploration of the man and the ideas: his Judaism, his moderate nationalism, his ambivalence about the Enlightenment, his reaction to Stalinism, and a great deal more. It is a rich, original, and nourishing volume."
ALAN RYAN, Warden of New College, Oxford
"Berlin's ideas bear importantly on how we are to interpret our past and on how to face live contemporary issues. This fine collection sheds fresh light in both directions, with excellent new essays on his views of Marx, the Russian intelligentsia, the Enlightenment and its critics and Zionism, on his approach to contemporary nationalism, and on the political implications of his distinctive views of liberty and value-pluralism."
STEVEN LUKES, Professor of Sociology, New York University
Author of Power: A Radical View and Liberals and Cannibals: The Implications of Diversity
"This is an important addition to the growing literature on Berlin. The essays will add something to our appreciation of Berlin's strengths and weaknesses as an important political thinker of the twentieth century. The collection is free of jargon and accessible to the general reader and college student while also being useful to the specialist."
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