Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas
In this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance in the history of thought of dissenters whose ideas still challenge conventional wisdom--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 of their times.
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Review: Against the Current: Essays in the History of IdeasUser Review - Sh - Goodreads
Outstanding representative of Berlin's ideas and thoughts. Collection of the essays touch, albeit on somewhat lighter level, nearly all major intellectual contributions of Isaiah Berlin as a historian ... Read full review
Review: Against the Current: Essays in the History of IdeasUser Review - Clay - Goodreads
Just wonderful stuff ... clearly written, jargon-free, important ideas about the way we look at the world. Some of the essays are somewhat obscure in terms of their topics, but still, well worth reading. And "The Crooked Timber of Humanity" may be even better. Read full review