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The successive patterns of civilisation differ from other temporal processes — say
, geological — by the fact that it is men — ourselves — who play a crucial part in
creating them. This lies at the heart of the art or science of attribution : to tell what
Young and vigorous, f1lled with a just hatred of the old world built on their fathers'
bones, the new barbarians will raze to the ground the edifices of their oppressors,
and with them all that is most sublime and beautiful in western civilisation ...
Oh no, he was descended in a direct line from one of the oldest races in the world
, from that rigidly separate and unmixed Bedouin race who had developed a high
civilisation at a time when the inhabitants of England were going half-naked ...
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Though some of Sir Isaiah's best-known essays were included in the previous two volumes of his collected essays (Russian Thinkers and Concepts and Categories), this third of four scheduled volumes ... Read full review
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The CounterEnlightenment l
The Originality of Machiavelli
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Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas, Second Edition
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