- Isaiah Berlin, a Life 237 copies, 3 reviews
- The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror 164 copies, 1 review
- Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism 161 copies, 1 review
- Scar Tissue 136 copies, 4 reviews
- The Needs of Strangers 120 copies
- The Warrior's Honor 119 copies, 2 reviews
- The Rights Revolution (Massey Lectures series) 114 copies
- Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry 112 copies
- The Russian Album 112 copies, 1 review
- Virtual War 104 copies, 1 review
- Magnum Degrees 81 copies, 1 review
- Empire Lite: Nation-Building in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan 56 copies
- Asya 50 copies
- Just Measure of Pain: The Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution… 35 copies
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discusses Isaiah Berlin, a Life
Russian by birth, Jewish by descent, English by choice, Isaiah Berlin (1909-97) knit together three identities into a cosmopolitan sensibility that informed his contributions as one of the 20th century's most influential and important intellectuals. Based on his experiences as a child during the Russian Revolution and his friendships with such beleaguered writers as Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova, Berlin affirmed the superiority of individual freedom and judgment to Marxist totalitarianism. But he made fellow liberals uncomfortable with his unwelcome reminders that their idealsliberty, equality, social justiceinevitably conflicted and required painful tradeoffs. London-based journalist Michael Ignatieff, who spent 10 years interviewing Berlin before his death, adeptly captures an appealing man: lighthearted, spontaneous, a brilliant conversationalist and lecturer (one of Oxford University's most popular professors), able to savor private happiness despite an essentially tragic view of political life. Ignatieff admires Berlin's views without accepting them uncritically; similarly, he acknowledges personal failings while appreciating the serenity Berlin achieved against considerable odds. This lucidly written, thoughtfully argued work is a model of the well-balanced biography, carefully evaluating the complex interplay of character and conviction in one remarkable individual. Wendy Smith (timspalding)… (more)
A conversation with Michael Ignatieff
A conversation with Michael Ignatieff, Director of the Carr Center of Human Rights Policy, about his article in (timspalding)
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Married first to Susan, then to Zsuzsanna; has two children, Theo and Sophie.
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