Argues that the "great goods" of human aspiration - liberty, justice, equality - are not coherent and never can be. Sir Isaiah Berlin is a historian of ideas.
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"Berlin has restored the history of ideas to its true place as a key to unlock the past and explain the present. His is a notable achievement, and this book sustains it" (Raymond Carr Spectator)
"The truest and the most moving of all interpretations of life that my own generation made" (Noel Annan)
"To read Isaiah Berlin is above all to listening to a voice, effervescent, quizzical, often self-mocking, but always full of gaiety and amusement" (John Dunn Times Literary Supplement)
"As a historian of ideas, he has no equal; and what he has to say is expressed in prose of exceptional lucidity and grace" (Anthony Storr Independent)
'Berlin's supreme gift is his capacity to enter the minds of the thinkers who have ushered in the great sea changes of the Western mind. He has restored the history of ideas to its true place as a key to unlock the past and explain the present. His is a n
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