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And indeed, as Berlin brings out so clearly, there is a contradiction at the heart of
his social and political thought: although he is a pluralist rather than a monist and
is not obsessed by some single ruling principle, and although he is indeed ...
That knowledge is as old as conscious thought about politics - certainly as old as
Thucydides and Plato. Nor is it merely caused by the examples that he offers of
success in acquiring or holding power — the descriptions of the massacre at ...
But I hope to show that his central thesis is relevant to this idea - one of the most
persistent in the history of human thought — and indeed incompatible with it. It is
one of the marks of writers of genius that what they say may, at times, touch a ...
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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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