Isaiah Berlin

The Journey of a Jewish Liberal

  • Authors
  • Arie M. Dubnov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: Explaining the Liberal Predicament

  3. The Importance of Being Witty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 17-34
    3. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 35-52
    4. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 53-76
  4. The Pink Liberal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 79-101
    3. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 103-126
    4. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 127-142
  5. The Anticosmopolitan Pluralist

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 145-164
    3. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 165-183
    4. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 185-200
  6. Conclusion: “This mighty conflict between the fantasy of Home and the fantasy of Away”

    1. Arie M. Dubnov
      Pages 201-218
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-316

About this book


This study offers an intellectual biography of the philosopher, political thinker, and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin. It aims to provide the first historically contextualized monographic study of Berlin's formative years and identify different stages in his intellectual development, allowing a reappraisal of his theory of liberalism.


Isaiah Berlin Judaism Karl Marx Marx philosophy Russia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-29317-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-01572-3
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